I have been working hard on the Civil War Bride Quilt. I am really loving making this quilt, I also have come across an old quilting book at our local guild with a picture of the original quilt which was a great find. The original quilt has a different block and the border is a little different also. I have been planning to make a few changes in my quilt also.
Here are pictures of my latest finished blocks
These are appliqued with the invisible machine method, the pieces are small and there are alot of them so it takes a bit of work. When I started this quilt I knew that if I started making it by hand needle turn applique it would take me along time as I can’t see that well at night and this is the only time I get to hand sew, but I am really loving the process of the machine work and find that the finished look is very much the same.
I spent alot of time studying this technique, working with threads and products,machine stitches etc and have made my own changes to get the look I want. I am now working with other machine applique methods as well.
I love the testing process and find I have learnt so much this way.
I look forward to hearing from you all as to your favourite methods etc.
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