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  • Playing with Thread to embellish applique by machine
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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.
  • AppliqueApplique EmbellishmentApplique TechniquesAurifil Thread

Playing with Thread to embellish applique by machine

Playing with Thread to embellish applique by machine

Playing with Thread to embellish applique by machine. The Abundance Quilt was the result of all the fun I had playing with thread to embellish the applique design by machine.

The design is based on the Baltimore Style quilts of old, with lovely abundant vases of fruits and flowers.

The fabrics I used were mostly hand dyed fabrics I have collected, with the exception of one Kaffe Fasset Stripe I used for the vase. 

The threads were a mix of 50 weight Aurifil thread in matching colours for the fine subtle embellishment and a metallic thread for the vase. 

Abundance Quilt | Pine Valley Quilts

Abundance Quilt | Pine Valley Quilts

Abundance Quilt | Pine Valley Quilts

Once the quilt was basted and quilted this is the effect that was created. The Butterflies were quilted with a darker 40 weight Aurifil Thread to add a little extra.

The Whimsical Baskets Quilt also has the added thread embellishment added to the flowers. The background fabric used is a linen fabric, giving just a little more texture.

Whimsical Baskets Quilt | Pine Valley Quilts

Whimsical Baskets Quilt | Pine Valley Quilts

Adding detail to the Birds Wing

Whimsical Baskets Quilt | Pine Valley Quilts

Adding the Whimsy curlicues to the Whimsical Baskets Quilt

Whimsical Baskets Quilt | Pine Valley Quilts

After Quilting.

Whimsical Baskets Quilt | Pine Valley Quilts

 

Adding these embellishments gives your applique another dimension and subtle texture. All of the applique and embellishments have been done by machine.

I will be teaching this class at New Zealand Symposium in October. I would love to have you join me.

You can find the patterns for the Abundance Quilt here and Whimsical Baskets Quilt here.

Thanks for joining me, I hope you enjoyed this post.

Happy Stitching 

Sharon

 

  • Post author
    Sharon Keightley
  • AppliqueApplique EmbellishmentApplique TechniquesAurifil Thread

Comments on this post (1)

  • Jun 23, 2017

    I love the extra surprises in your quilting. Applique is beautiful but when it has the extras tucked in here & there, it is stunning. Thank you for sharing!

    — Sue H

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