Mar 05 11

A Pocketful of Posies

I’m working on a new quilt and it’s pretty simple. It’s set on square and is an every-other-block kind of an arrangement. This is the basic posey block:

All of these applique shapes are being free motion embroidered or trapuntoed while they are still in just the block stage. I’m not sure what I did wrong with my camera yesterday, but these photos are not as crisp as they usually are. Here is a pair of leaves that are finished with the EKG edge finishing design:

The photos of the posies with their edges finished are really hazy, so they’re not even worth showing. One thing about these posies that’s kind of cool is that there is a second fabric behind the posey to color its center. That’s a little clearer in this other shot from another project that has some wool felt posies in it:

And here’s what the back of the block looks like once it’s ready for piecing:

I know what I want to do design-wise in the every-other blocks, but I haven’t chosen my background fabric yet so I can’t get started. I’m determined to use something from my existing. So far, this whole quilt is from fabrics that have been sitting around here for awhile. Stay tuned!


  1. Connie Says:

    What a great design! Can’t wait to see what else you add to each block.

  2. Claire Pereira Says:

    This looks like a really fun design!!!
    Looking forward to watching the progress!
    Please keep us posted!

  3. Caryl Says:

    I’m sure liking the organic shapes. This will be fun to watch develop. By the way, I have been back in the studio a little and am feeling better.

    All the best,

  4. Pamela Says:

    I bet you must hate putting the batting and backing on some of your quilts, the trapunto works usually looks so great. Not that there is anything wrong with your finished product. That is why taking the progress photos is such a good idea, espcially when showing photos to quilting novices. Cheers Pamela

  5. Brita Says:

    See, here’s the thing. I would not be inspired by those basic shapes on a piece of background. But then you do your magic, and voila’ they turn out spectacular. I guess I’m too much in the stage of “what does it look like now” instead of “what’s it gonna look like when I trapunto, stitch, add the zing?” I love seeing the progress on your projects!

  6. Kelly Jackson Says:

    I love the flowers!