Thursday, December 8, 2011

Designing Applique

I love to do applique, but have never tried to design my own applique patterns.  Well that is not quite right, I have tried and never could get it right.  I am hoping to do a class next year on a Fall table runner, with this applique that yes, I designed.  Its pretty simple, but its my first design.  I will use it to teach back basting applique and thus it needs to be a simple design, at least that's my story and I am sticking with it!


Here is a glimpse of the runner.  I don't have both sides appliqued yet and obviously it is not quilted yet - but this will give you an idea of the direction I am headed. 

I am having fun with this and am anxious to get it finished.

In addition to the table runner, I am working on a Christmas bed runner.  I just love the idea of a bed runner to cheer up (or holiday-up) a room.  The applique for this one is still tumbling around in my head but will have applique on each end that drops to the side of the bed - I am thinking Christmas ornaments on embroidered gold chains (chain stitch).

That's my Christmas Beauty quilt that I have it lying on. First year I have actuallly used this quilt at Christmas.  I don't see this runner being on something quite this busy, possibly a plain white spread would be better.

Well - so that is what I am up to.  I would like to say thank you  for all that follow my blog.  I see I have picked up a few new followers and that is encouraging. 



Marj said...

I like the designs that you are working on.

Thimbleanna said...

Your applique looks wonderful -- it will be perfect to teach from. I like the idea of a bed runner too -- very cool!

Carrie P. said...

Hey Teresa,
that is a great pattern. I am actually working on a Lori Smith pattern to teach some back basting applique next year. Simple is good.

kjquilts said...

Hi Teresa! Love your Christmas quilt! Looks like you are doing a great job designing. I like the idea of a bed's not like taking on a huge project. I think I could finish one of those!