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  • Making Applique Flowers with turned edges using Freezer Paper templates.
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    Sharon Keightley
    I love to design my own quilt patterns and share them. I am a confessed lover of vintage and reproduction fabrics, my favorite thing to do is applique.

Making Applique Flowers with turned edges using Freezer Paper templates.

Making Applique Flowers with turned edges using Freezer Paper templates.

Hello Everyone

I hope you have not given up on me as I have been away from the blog for a while. I assure you I have been busy working on new designs and playing with video's too.

The quilt I am working on currently uses beautiful fabrics designed by Minick and Simpson called Grand Traverse bay. The design was sparked by an antique quilt I saw using the 'T' block in indigo blue and white fabrics. I immediately thought of the beautiful Minick and Simpson fabrics I had purchased.

I did some research on the 'T' block and found a big T block I loved, arranging them in a straight set for the center of the quilt. The antique quilt did not have a border and only had 'T' blocks, but I thought my quilt would look better with an applique border. 

I started cutting all the triangles, and arranging the fabrics in various combinations of colour. 

Grand Traverse Bay Fabric | Making Big T Blocks

Piecing the blocks together was fun, not a hard block to make.

Piecing together the Big T Quilt Blocks | Pine Valley Quitls

Arranging the blocks, all the fabrics looked great together.

Big T Quilt Blocks | Pine Valley Quilts

Now on to the applique border.

Applique Flowers with turned edges | Pine Valley Quilts

Making the flowers and stitching the layers before appliqueing them to the border using Aurifil 80 weight thread and stitching invisibly by machine.

Layering and stitching the flowers |  Pine Valley Quilts

Applique Flowers for the border | Pine Valley Quilts

The final design of the finished quilt. The pattern is coming soon .......

Big T Quilt Design | Pine Valley Quilts

If you can think of a name for my quilt, that would be great ! I am always stumped when it comes to naming my quilts.

I have been playing with the video while making applique flowers. I thought you might to take a look at part one of how I turn the edges for the applique flowers.

I would love to know what you think, I am so new to video and to be honest it scares me a little.

Happy Stitching


P.S The pattern will be available soon for this quilt. Take a look at my other patterns  available here at Pine Valley Quilts

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    Sharon Keightley

Comments on this post (13)

  • Sep 13, 2017

    So beautiful! I can’t wait to get this pattern. Will it be available to the U.S.? (I should have seen this video before I watched Part 2. Oops!)

    — Colleen

  • Sep 11, 2017

    Superb video – very clear and concise. Love the technique – sew easy, I think even I can do it !

    — Christine Hiller

  • Sep 09, 2017

    How about T-rue Blue Wonder…..this is a beautiful quilt.

    — susan

  • Sep 05, 2017

    Loved your video. Can’t wait until you do the next one when you put your flower together. Not sure when you take out the paper on your circles.

    — Pat Springall

  • Aug 20, 2017

    I signed up to receive your blog posts/newsletter, but have not been receiving them. When I tried signing up again, it said I was already subscribed. Can you help??
    Thank you!

    — Sue Rogers

  • Aug 17, 2017

    Great video! I enjoyed seeing HOW you ironed the edges in place to obtain crisp edges. Gives me courage to try it as well. Only 1 question- do you remove the freezer paper at some point, and if so when? I also await your pattern for this quilt, as well as the remaining videos for the rest of the appliqué. As a newby to appliqué, I really need these to have the courage to proceed. Thank you much.

    — Joy

  • Aug 15, 2017

    Great video Sharon. You explain it nice and slow, so its easy to follow. Looking forward to next video to see how to layer with the freezer paper! Thanks.

    — sue

  • Aug 15, 2017

    Video is excellent Sharon. Nice and slow and easy to follow. Looking forward to your video where you layer the pieces for the flower. What to do with the freezer paper is alluding me. haha|!

    — sue

  • Aug 14, 2017

    Thank you for the video. Do you take the freezer paper out before you stitch down? If you do how do you prevent the edge from coming back up and not sitting under.

    — Judy

  • Aug 14, 2017

    Wonderful video! I will have to give this a try. I hope you are able to do a video on the actual machine applique invisible stitch that you use. I could use all the help I can get!

    — Christy

  • Aug 14, 2017

    Loved your video. Looking forward to your next. Your quilt is lovely. Reminds me of Blueberry Cheesecake.

    — Lin

  • Aug 14, 2017

    Thanks so much, I will be trying this!

    — Liz

  • Aug 14, 2017

    Thank you for the great video tutorial! I think I will try this method for preparing appliqué. I’m looking forward to your next video.

    — Shaun

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