1. The Iris Garden
You have stayed with me during my blathering on and on about this one but if you want to read more just click the link to read more about this quilt. This one is machine appliquè .
2. Father Christmas triptych.
I don't believe I have ever mentioned this one. It started in the 1980's? (check out the pin dots) with a quick (ha!) applique project of Belsnickel that turned into a larger project with nine blocks and now is back to a smaller one with three blocks. I have Belsnickel done, Father Christmas is partly done and the third is probably going to be the central figure in an Italian folk tale. This one is hand appliquè.
This was a challenge quilt with MagicLady that neither one of has finished yet. I have no idea what her quilt looks like but what you see here are just a bit of the front and all of the back on mine. The rules are the perimeter could not be larger than 1200 inches total, the quilt is inspired by a song or poem, and had to use a certain fabric, which you can see there on the backing. See it? That polka-dotted one? I had this pin basted and ready to quilt but something bothered me about it so I unpinned it and it awaits further work. Of all five, this one is the closest to being finished. This one is machine appliquè.
4. Coneflower was started in a David Taylor workshop this past summer. I fully intended to finish this one because I just love the process involved. And we all know that I am a process oriented quilter now don't we? This one will be hand appliquè.
5. Something to Crow About is another challenge quilt that MagicLady and I are doing. We each have two of these very sad vintage blocks that we picked up at a quilt show. They are wonky, ruffled, not square and the red has bled into the white making it a mottled pinkish color. The rules are to make another quilt using these blocks either whole or using bits and parts. It must be 24" square. Other than that, anything goes. I have my design and coordinating fabrics. I just need to implement. We got the idea from Vintage Revisited exhibit at a quilt show. Want to know and see more? Visit this website: www.marywkerr.com. I have not decided if this will hand or machine appliquè yet -- to be determined based upon the design.