Saturday, September 29, 2007

BOUND AND BEAUTIFUL

Both of my new quilt designs are bound and beautiful, (she humbly admits). The top photo shows the design I am calling Wintergreen. You would not believe how much I tweaked this design, over and over and over, and this is the final result! Thanks EQ6!!! I was going to call it Fiddlesticks, because I spent so much time fiddling with it, but then I saw a new pattern out with that name! The competition is brutal! The main fabrics for both these quilts comes from Judie Rothermel's Spirit of the Season II fabric line, by Marcus Brothers. This fabric is so rich and luscious! I will be teaching this class at What's Your Stitch 'N Stuff in November.
The applique design I named Cotillion. I made this twice. The first one I made by hand applique. I enjoy doing that, and will keep it on display at my house! The second time I used machine blanket stitch. I am teaching this one at A Different Touch, which happens to be the local Bernina dealer, so I figured I would promote machine work. My wonderful friend, Marae, in Arizona, machine quilted both these quilts for me. She did such a nice job. I don't know it you can tell, but she cross-hatched the background and did a nice big cable in the border. I requested an old fashioned look, and that is what she did!
I should have patterns ready for these by the middle of October--as fast as I can get them published! Wish me luck!
Just a note: For those of you who like to visit my Dad's blog, he has a couple of new entries.

15 comments:

Angie said...

They're gorgeous, Marcie! You do great patterns!

Screen Door said...

I think I've told you before... I'm in love with this quilt. Congrats on the completion.

Eileen said...

Tried your Dad's page and it said it couldn't be found so maybe the url is wrong.

Knot Garden said...

They are both gorgeous! Good luck with the patterns:)

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wintergreen is the PERFECT name! Love them both.

Nancy said...

Marcie, Wintergreen is a beautiful, beautiful quilt. I'm thinking it would make up very nicely in blue and yellow, too. Wish I could come down and take your class; that's what I would do!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The Wintergreen quilt is simply stunning, I absolutely love it! Great pattern, best wishes with the publishing side. The applique pattern is wonderful, too; love the setting and fabric choices for your model.

Kim said...

Beautiful, Marcie! I particularly like Wintergreen. It's a fairly simple design but the color placements really make it pop! I know if I was designing it, I'd be fiddling around, trying to decide how to set the 4-patch blocks. Turned out stunning! The applique block is great too--I really like the use of cheddar, red, and green. I've seen it in other period applique quilts and want to make a large one someday.

Mama Koch said...

Love your WIntergreen or fiddlesticks whatever you want to call it. Really looks good.

Jeanne said...

They are both gorgeous quilts! I love your designs, colors and fabric choices. I think Fiddlesticks will be on my 'want to make' list.

Rose Marie said...

Two great quilts! Isn't EQ6 just the best. Wintergreen is the perfect name for the quilt and love the colours in it. Your applique quilt, well what can I say except that it is lovely!

Mary said...

They both look great Marcie, worth all the fiddling!

Dawn said...

Oh Marcie! They are both jsut beautiful! I love the patterns and the fabrics!

Kairle said...

Ooh, la, la! Those are beautiful, Marcie! My crystal ball shows me making one of those in the future!

Judy said...

Both are fabulous!! I'm always partial to applique but I love the pieced quilt too! One day I need to come take one of your classes!