Climbing Roses

I designed this quilt for a group of embroiderers who wanted to learn more about hand applique and machine piecing. It is an assymetrical quilt as I don't really like things layed out perfectly. I used a block with a strong diagonal so I could turn it to give the quilt more interest by making the centre 'off centre'. The applique was very simplistic with gentle curves that are easy to achieve and a few pointy leaves to practice their cornering techniques. I don't seem to be able to show you the quilting on this one, it won't show up on the deep denim blue background but trust me it is gorgeous. This quilter echoed my applique designs in the blank areas and the border is very heavily quilted with the same flower shapes. Click on the photo and you can get a bit closer and see some of the quilting.

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