Friday, September 6, 2013

Appliqué Thursday - Penny Garland ready for quilting

Yippee!!   Penny Garland (modified), a wool applique pattern by Kim Diehl is basted and ready for machine quilting!  You can see more Penny Garland posts here, here and here.

Top is layered and pinned
The wrong side of the applique top -- prior to being layered
My backing fabric - nice tones for using gold toned thread in top and bobbin...
I'm using Hobbs Wool Batting... 

I tried something new today... I used a clear plastic as an overlay and test drove quilt designs with a dry erase marker...

Clear plastic overlay -- with one quilting idea

Ahhh -- more quilting trial runs...
It worked swell... but I still couldn't make up my mind...

Right now the plan is to stitch around all of the wool... And then see where my heart takes me from there...

Thanks for stopping by...

Linking up to some awesome Linky Parties -- please check them out on my sidebar -- lots of great projects to see out there !

Hugs,
Karen

16 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous Karen ..love what you have done with this. What a fabulous idea to use plastic overlays. I will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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    1. Thanks Marie -- and thanks for stopping by -- let me know how those overlays work out for you. I find a really fine tip erasable marker works the best. Hugs, Karen

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  2. Gorgeous piece! I hope to do wool appliqué someday!

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    1. Thanks Mary - wool applique is sew much fun -- no fussing, no needle turn, just cut and sew. Love to see anything you do in wool. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Karen

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  3. Three talented ladies - Kim, Penny and you. What a gorgeous new quilt, Karen! Thanks for linking to Applique Tuesday.

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    1. Awe Angie -- you're making me blush. Thank you. I just loved doing this piece -- can't believe it took me a year though. I'm picking up steam as the fall approaches. Hope things have cooled down for you. Hugs, Karen

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  4. This is just gorgeous. I can't wait to see the grand finale.
    beautiful.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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    1. Hi Jan, I'm struggling with just the right lighting on this piece -- seems too much lighting just makes the background cotton look washed out. I had a blast making it -- thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Karen

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  5. This is really beautiful! Your quilting ideas look great!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting Needle and Thread Thursday. I've completed the quilting -- you can see it in my latest post. Just love wool -- and Free Motion Quilting. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Karen

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  6. Lovely applique. You invested a lot of hard work on this.

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    1. Hi BB - Gosh it seems like forever I've been working on it and I'm so thrilled to have completed it. See my latest post. Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. Hugs, Karen

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  7. I do follow you on Google AND I've added you to my Bloglovin board too. :)

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  8. And my first comment didn't get posted for some reason, so let me start over and tell you once again that I adore your blog, the woolies lovelies that you have made, and that Mr. Cardinal is definitely one that I must make too. :D I love working with wool, and the 'look' of it on cotton backgrounds makes my little heart go pitter-pat (well, it does that too on wool backgrounds too LOL). Just love working with it.

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  9. Just signed up to follow your blog via GFC and added you to my bloglovin reader!

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