Show and tell…

I love show and tell, don’t you? Nadine Hogrefe sent this recently. The story she posted to go with it on Facebook follows. FYI: This is A Walk in the Mountains, one of our blocks of the month. Click here to find the digital patterns.

From Nadine: Good Morning Everyone! Today’s Project! Pin basting a 56×62” wall hanging! So many memories with this one. I purchased this Piece O’ Cake appliqué quilt kit at a Lancaster PA Quilt Show in 1998. My Aunt Jean (my quilting mentor and true soul mate) took me to this show and we both bought this kit. We both finished building it about the same time….she quilted hers very soon. I, on the other hand being true to myself, got chasing other beautiful shiny objects and allowed it to hang marinating in the quilt top closet until yesterday. NOW is the time to get this sucker finished! Aunt Jean told me too! Oh how I still miss you😢…..”

Linda made the original quilt and it is a design that stands the test of time. Nadine, great job and I know I’m not alone when I say ‘well done’! Thank you for sharing.

11 thoughts on “Show and tell…

  1. I love applique but always find that choosing how to quilt it is hard. Becky, back in the “olden days”, how would you quilt an applique quilt. I’m thinking of echo quilting, but you may have better suggestion. Tks! Take care and stay well!


    • You know, it doesn’t have to be all one thing. I usually quilt around all the applique shapes, and then sometimes I echo out once or twice. And then you can switch it up to cross hatching, channel quilting, swirls, etc. And you can do different motifs in different blocks.

      Look through some books—not entirely new books. There are great ideas in books that go back 10 years or better.



  2. Definitely worth finishing. Much success with getting it quilted. I want to know what you are using to hold the quilt on table during pinning. I have always used the metal office clips but my hands are not strong enough to use them now.


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