7/2/12

Applique...

A group of my friends and I are all working on the same applique quilt. Well, that is, we are using the same pattern, but each of us are making our own quilt. I started a lot later than everyone else due to being busy with other things, and even though the quilt is adorable... it wasn't me. I know myself well enough to know that if I'm not liking it--- I won't work on it. With that said... I made it more to my personal liking. Here is a photo of a finished example of the quilt. The quilt calls for each of the appliques to be made on its own block.... that idea didn't sit well with me. I don't know why... Soooooooooo I calculated the blocks and then I cut one solid piece of fabric to applique the sweet treats to. The white background had my breaks on too... then I spotted some pink polka-dot fabric, and that had my foot full force on the pedal! Go-go-go...! The first one I worked on was the cupcakes. I used shabby chic fabric for the cupcake stand and a piece of pleated lace/ribbon as the cupcake paper. I decided to use some pink fleece as the frosting, and of course the cupcakes just had to have sprinkles! I knotted each bead on separately... Next I worked on the bowl of ice cream. I chose some slightly variegated pink fabric to replicate strawberry ice cream.. yum. I also added long beads for sprinkles... and a shiny silver spoon. I am still debating on if I want to put cherries on the cupcakes, if I do, I'll probably stick one on the ice cream too.
That is as far as I've gotten, I've finished two. The other girls are probably finished by now! This is my second applique quilt I have ever worked on... the first being the "Yo Gabba Gabba Quilt" I made about 5 years ago.

3 comments:

Diannia said...

Hi! Nope we're not done yet...well I don't know about Ms V...that woman is fast! Your's is turning out gorgeous and oh so you! I need to get mine out tonight and see where I'm at on it. Are you coming over tomorrow night to work on it????

Diannia

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow - You have more patience than me. I would never attempt a project like that. It is going to be adorable.
Enjoy your evening.

Jeanie said...

Hi, Cheryl,

I love your "sweet" quilt -- those cupcakes would capture my heart in a minute! Lovely work! (Oh, and thanks for your comments at Marmelade Gypsy!_