Show and tell…

Ellen Harris from Huntsville, AL sent me this photo of her finished Aunt Millie’s Garden. She saw a post on Pinterest that inspired the aqua fabric for the background. Oange and blue are complementary colors and together they make a great foundation of color to support the other colors in the quilt.

The back has a hand embroidery piece appliqued on that says: “May I a small house and a large garden have.”

Well done, Ellen! And thank you for sharing your lovely quilt with us!

15 thoughts on “Show and tell…

  1. This is gorgeous quilt! Did you use needle turn on all the applique or just the sticking paper way? It is late and I forgot the actual term, sorry. This is tons of applique and either way–> you finished. Doesn’t that high you feel at the great? Major kudos to you. BTW, how long did it take you to create this masterpiece? Did you use any machine cutters to help?
    I would love to make this but I need all your tips and tricks on making this. I won’t start it until 2021 which will be here next be week if I don’t get sleep. .so goodnight.


    • Robin:
      I did needle turn applique and hand quilted the quilt. I did not use any machine cutters. I worked on the quilt during the 2020 pandemic (March – October). Excellent book sources to get started with needle turn applique are from Piece O’ Cake Designs: “The New Applique Sampler: Learn to Applique the Piece O’Cake Way” (check to see if this one is still in print) and “The Best Ever Applique Sampler.”
      Ellen Harris


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