December 15, 2012

Please Vote For "A Pretty Package"!!

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I entered this quilt in The Quilting Gallery's Christmas Quilt Contest.  You can go here to see all of the quilts entered and vote for your favorites.  I hope it's mine!!

This adorable HUGE bow helped build my applique confidence and made me wonder why I ever thought applique was so hard!  It is really quite simple, at least when the pieces are this big!!

This pattern is actually written as a quilt-as-you-go, but seriously I wasn't very confident that I could get the strips to end up straight using that method, so I did quilted it the regular ol' way.

Quilt Stats:
  • Fabric:  Technicolor Tidings by Connecting Threads, quilt top, backing, and binding.
  • Pattern:  A Pretty Package by Susan Martin, modified to not use the quilt-as-you-go method.
  • Size:  42" wide x 66" long
  • Batting:  Hobbs 100% cotton
  • Quilting:  Straight-line on the diagonal in green and blue variegated thread.
  • Method:  Patchwork and applique.
  • Value:  A Perfect Gift!!

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