There’s no better way to spend a long, cold winter than by hiding away in my quilt space. Whether I’m daydreaming, creating designs or using a tried and true pattern, burying myself in color and pattern make the days fly away. One of my big projects over the past few months is a pattern from Michele Hill’s book “More William Morris Applique” http://www.ctpub.com/productdetails.cfm?SKU=10878 published by C & T publishing in 2012. I’ve always been fascinated by the art created during the Arts and Crafts Movement and especially like some of the fabric designed by William Morris.
I used a fused raw edge technique and finished the edges with a double buttonhole stitch. I used a rayon thread to enhance the designs and set off the colors. I mixed batiks and more traditional cotton fabrics. I enhanced the edge with a bright yellow piping. I used a wool batt, which is a dream to hand quilt. It does however have a higher loft, but with the crosshatching quilting I think that it set off the designs.
machine applique, hand quilting