Thursday, July 5, 2018

Prickly Pear Quilt

I made the blocks for this Prickly Pear quilt (pattern by Karen Stone) at least 12 years ago I think. Then they sat for years. A couple years ago I sewed the blocks together with the aqua triangles and it sat again. Well finally a couple of months ago I quilted it and now it is hanging in our bedroom. I don't know why it took me so long to finish.

These are positive, negative like blocks where you fuse the applique shapes and cut out each color and then mix up the colors onto the background squares . The background squares are black and purple. All the applique is batik fabric and the aqua triangles too.

The applique pieces here and below are different cut out shapes to give the same pattern in a positive and negative. It was a fun pattern, but a lot of blanket stitching!

I quilted free form flowers and swirls in the aqua sections.
I could only find a website for Karen Stone that is coming soon it says, but her email is there if you want to contact her and a link to buy her books too.
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  1. Oh my goodness. This is so pretty. The blocks are amazing and I love the quilting you did on it. What other treasures do you have just sitting around? LOL

  2. Very pretty - lots of teeny, tiny sewing!!

  3. I am so glad you got it out and finished it, it's so much fun! Yes that is a lot of blanket stitching for sure, but it really adds so much to the overall quilt.

  4. this is amazing. you did a great job and even though its small you have SO MUCH DETAIL!! your stitches are perfect and you did some serious quilting on that as well. Great job as usual.


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