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Mary Wade sent me this photo of her quilt and the story that goes with it. It’s so nice to see another wonderful version of the Hexie Garden quilt! Thank you, Mary, for sharing it with us—and congrats on the blue ribbon!

My quilt guild had its show this past weekend and I entered my version of your quilt pattern, Hexie Garden. I received a first place ribbon. I used all Kaffe fabrics. It was a fun quilt to work on.

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Barbara Whipple made this quilt from our book, the Best-Ever Applique Sampler. She spent nearly two years making it. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted an she said that she thoroughly enjoyed the process. I love the bright pops of color, especially the red!

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Barbara entered her quilt in her guild’s annual quilt show recently and won second place against some very stiff competition. Way to go, Barbara!

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Linda Anderson sent me this photo of her very first hand appliqué project. Isn’t it great! I Love the way the gray backgrounds and sashing set off the colors of the leaves. Linda, well done!

FYI: this is Blowin’ in the Wind from our book, the Best-Ever Applique Sampler. Click here to find the book.

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Linda started her quilt in a class I taught two years ago at Crazy Quilters, Emmaus PA.

More wooly news from Linda and her stitch group!

My stitch group had so much fun with the embroidery and embellishment of the blocks from Appliqué Delights. (If you are interested in making your own blocks just like these, click here to find a print-on-demand version of Applique Delights, or click here to find the eBook.)

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Here are some close ups of the blocks. Let your imagination run away while planning how to turn your block into a special one.

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Denise’s Telephone block used Perle Cotton for the cord and number buttons for the dial.

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Gini bedazzled her Honey Bee block.

 

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Judy caught a fish off of Jeffery’s Sail Boat.

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Kathy used a variety of embroidery to make her Daisy Chain block special.

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Joyce’s Dragonfly antennae are shiny beads.

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Linda’s Birdhouse has embroidered roof and flowers.

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Margery Tadder from Colorado Springs sent me a lovely email show and tell and I’m sharing it with you. Margery, I love your quilt and I’m so happy that you enjoyed making it! It was a very creative thought to enlarge the block to make the medallion. Way to go, you!

Many years ago I bought your wonderful book, Welcome to the North Pole, and immediately fell in love with the ice cream shoppe. I had the design enlarged 400% and made a machine appliquéd medallion block. I love to do hand appliqué but knew I wouldn’t live long enough to make a king size quilt by hand!

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Anyway, copying Baskin-Robbins flavors, I made 33 cone blocks to go around the shoppe block. Of all the quilts I’ve made this is my favorite and am so grateful to you for your wonderful designs. Am sending a picture of the medallion block and one of the cones so you can see how it turned out.

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I used to enjoy seeing you and Linda on “Simply Quilts” and have been a devotee of hand appliqué ever since seeing those shows and buying your great books. Whenever I sit down to do hand work your New Appliqué Sampler is always right beside me!

Most Sincerely,

Margery

Wooly news from Linda and her stitch group!

Linda decided she wanted to do 48 of the blocks from the Applique Delights book in wool. She thought her stitch group would have a lot of fun doing them together. The girls met and loved the idea!

For those of you who haven’t seen this book, Applique Delights has 100 different block designs that range from classic to whimsical. The patterns are 5″ x 5″, but you can enlarge them to any size—there is a handy chart in the book. The original book is out of print but you can get it as an ebook or as a print-on-demand book. AND these blocks are great in wool!

Each stitch group member selected the blocks she wanted to do. Linda provided the background fabric and she put her wool fabrics out for them to choose from. The finished blocks are wonderful! And Linda says that as new blocks go up on her design wall, she is thrilled to see how great they look together.

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Everyone has personalized their blocks with embroidery and embellishments. They are having a whole lot of fun sharing ideas. Linda sent me this picture of some of stitch group with their finished block. More to come as the blocks are done.

Linda says that if you have a stitch group, you might consider doing his kind of project because it is so much fun! Happy stitching, from Linda and me :-).

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It’s time to break up the vacation posts with a quilt! This is Jackie Hillman’s Whimsical Quilt Garden — isn’t it lovely!

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It’s a quilt you could stand in front of and savor for a long time. So many cute details!

FYI: If this is a pattern you want, order it soon. The pattern is going out of print and I still have some in stock. Once those are gone, it will only be available as a digital ebook.

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Thank you, Jackie, for sharing your quilt with us!

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