Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I’m in McCall QQ magazine–ladybug quilt

Quick pink

If you haven’t seen it already, I’m in the Oct/Nov issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts!


Cover FULL

On page 16 is my ladybug quilt.

Made with batiks from Timeless Treasures.


Here was my “test” block.

I wanted to try a “new to me” technique of doing raw edge applique and stitching in black thread a deliberately sloppy double line all the way around.

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Here’s the quilt being constructed.

As you know the ladybugs have different amounts of dots on them.

1-9 and the middle one is in orange.

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and here’s the top completed.

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I quilted leaves on the orange and squares

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bubbles on the outer border and echo lines around the ladybugs

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this way the ladybugs kind of “stick” out from the quilt

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Here’s a look of the back

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and the completed quilt

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My test block I turned into a pillow and it’s a freebie pattern on McCall’s site

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Now I have a copy of the magazine to give away too!

Must be a follower and make sure you are a REPLY blogger….

Comment below if you’ve ever tried this raw edge applique method with the sloppy double lines or which way is your favorite applique method?

I will pick a winner on August 20th.

(US only please - unless you want to chip in for postage?)


Jeanie said...

Whoop-Whoop and congratulations! This is a really cutie. I haven't tried any applique that way.. I always use a zig zag or button hole stitch. Congrats again and thanks for the giveaway!

Joanna said...

Congratulations and that is one cute quilt! I do raw edge applique but haven't used the double stitch method yet. It looks perfect on this quilt.

Judy said...

Awesome quilt! I need to try double stitched raw edge applique.

Charlene S said...

Fantastic quilt!thanks for sharing your talent.

Debbie Rogowski said...

I've never tried the raw edge applique. I usual do the one where you make a backing and then satin stitch

Josie McRazie said...

Cute cute cute! Ive not tried this! But I try to do it way to perfect, so 'letting go' might be tough!!

Judy1522 said...

Congratulations your lady bug quilt is so cute. I have never tried the raw edge applique but do like the way it looks. So far the only applique I have done has been by machine using a zig zag stitich.

Exuberant Color said...

I like your ladybugs! Yes I have used this method before and love it.

MooseStashQuilting said...

Awww this is so cute. Love your sloppy double row stitiching. It gives those precious little lady bugs so much character!

Joan said...

Congratulations! So glad for you! Love your quilt!

lefuntz said...

Your ladybugs are adorable. Congratulations! I have only done freezer paper appliqué, no raw edge.

Createology said...

Congratulations and your Ladybug quilt is stunning. It is the little details that really bring it to life. Creative Ladybug Bliss...

Melody said...

Congratulations, your lady bug is super cute.

anna brown said...

very cool quilt a boy or girl would love

Andi said...

What a cute pattern,! I rarely appliqué, but the sloppy double lines look fun.

Janarama said...

Congratulations! The ladybug quilt is adorable. When doing raw edge applique I usually zig zag the edges.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congratulations! Cute quilt, I love ladybugs. I generally do blanket stitching, but I like the squiggle look too.

GranChris said...

I haven't tried that method of applique but maybe I should. The ladybugs are just too cute!

Annette Schultz said...

congrats and such a cute quilt too.
in stitches

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Cute, cute quilt Bea and congrats!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! Your lady bug quilt is very cute. I've done raw edge appliqué, but not the double line. I like to use a small zig zag stitch with my appliqué. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Wonderful quilt. I have not used this raw edge technique. I like to use the blanket stitch on my machine for raw edge applique.

Tabitha Keener said...

Congratulations, it's a great quilt! I've tried applique once so far since I'm fairly new, and it was raw edged. I didn't do a double line, but looking at yours and how it came out, I'm definitely going to do it now! Thanks so much for the giveaway, I would love to win a copy!

Michele said...

I don't get the magazine any more so I hadn't seen this yet. It turned out really cute. Congrats on another publication.

Mary Reinhardt said...

Love your quilt. Where did you purchase the fabric