Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sunflowers in a Vase Applique Wall Quilt

This is one of the applique designs from a series called Fiesta Vases, an applique designed by Susan R. DuLaney. I bought this pattern well over 10 years ago, so this was what I wanted to work on at my small applique group a few months ago.

I had the applique done for a long time and decided to sew a scrappy border. I sewed a scrappy background for a few quilts I have made before and my friend took my scrappy background idea and sewed a scrappy border like this one in black fabrics, only she add a tiny scrap of color in the center of her border blocks, which really pops on her black fabrics. Well I loved her scrappy border, so I used that idea and made my border in whites with an orange or yellow square in the center. Funny how I inspired her and she inspired me so between the two of us we got some great ideas, lol!!!


I did fusible applique with a blanket stitch on my quilt. I added an inner border of blue to define the sunflower in a vase and separate the white background from the white scrappy border. I love how it came out and so glad I finally go this one made!


The fabrics for the sunflowers and vase are batik or hand dyed fabrics.




Mostly batik fabric with the lighter green a hand dyed fabric and the yellow is hand dyed with a bit of orange paint and the profile orange sunflower is hand dyed fabric too.




The scrappy border is made in the same way as my Patchwork Scrappy Background tutorial, only start with a colored fabric square. My square is 1-inch.
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11 comments:

  1. Lovely! (Especially considering all the handiwork that went into it.) I like the "lifelike" manner in which the flowers are angled. The whole image really pops against the background, too.

    BTW, I saw video from the last day of the Balloon Fiesta featured on our local news... included the Darth Vader balloon. :-)

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  2. Oh my goodness, Daryl. This piece is a true work of art. The quilting is just magnificent and really compliments the applique'.

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  3. So very pretty. I love the colors.

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  4. Very pretty -- I love applique projects!

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    1. Thank you Karla! I wish I could have responded by email, but you are a no-reply and your comment went to my SPAM box because it didn't have your email attached to it.

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  5. Beautiful quilt, I always am drawn to appliqué.

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  6. just wonderful its like a quilted still life. The deep blues in the vase really compliment the yellow flowers and your border is perfection. There is so much wonderful detail to notice. Great job and now i want to make one.
    tara

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  7. Congratulations on the finish! Your border is perfect for the piece. The quilting pattern is the perfect finish.

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  8. Beautiful, Daryl! I love applique. I'm finishing up a new Halloween applique pattern now! Your quilting really makes the applique pop!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow-it's absolutely gorgeous!! Looks like the perfect border for it:)

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  10. Sunflowers always make me smile. Lovely applique you have created. Rainy Blustery Day here.

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