Monday, February 8, 2016

Nuts About!!! Applique and Piece Patterns

Welcome to Day 3 of the Nut's About ? Blog Hop.  I'm Nuts About combining Applique and Piecing Patterns.  I have always had a love of designing these type of patterns which goes back well before, I started my business.

The first pattern I designed as a Applique and Piece pattern, was what I called my Tulip Quilt.  This pattern was designed in EQ7 with some of the templates includes with the software. This gorgeous quilt top was made in bright pinks and greens.  The leave borders was an after thought and was not in my original design.  The vines where made from Sue Pelland leave and stems templates. 

After finishing this quilt I entered it in the Charles County Fair and won Best in Show.  I not yet developed the pattern for this quilt, maybe some day I will have to do that.

My next quilt I that I would like to share is an Applique and Piecing quilt that was an original design by my mother in law, Diane Dillard and myself.  "Hearts Delight", pattern was our first Applique and Piecing quilt we did together and has become one of our most popular quilt patterns.  This two color pattern combined with one panel of Applique hearts and vines makes this a beautiful quilt.  The pieced blocks are a variation of the churn dash.  This quilt measure at 59 1/2" x 70", making a great wallhanging or lap quilt.
Hearts Delight
My absolute favorite combination quilt pattern I have designed is "Lilies in the Wind".  This quilt was developed with Batiks fabrics in mind.  I designed all the piece blocks and the layout.  Once I had the layout, I noticed it need some applique.  I played with a few ideas, but was not happy with it.  So I then contacted my Mother in law, Diane and she came up with the applique pieces and border.  From what she gave me I modified the sizes and and the borders to my liking.  The quilt measures 50" x 50" when finished. 
Lilies in the Wind

My most recent Applique and piecing combination design is my 2016 Block of the Month, "Dance with Me". This will be my first pattern combination quilt top I have designed specifically for a Block of the Month.  If you would like more information on this quilt just click HERE.

Dance with Me


Hope you all enjoyed see why I like the combination of Applique and Piecing, they can make some gorgeous quilts.  What is your favorite quilt?  All these patterns can be purchased through our website: Quilting Affection.com

Make sure you check out other blogs in today Blog Hop.


Also, Remember there are two giveaways to be given away also.






Thank you for stopping by my blog and hope to see you again.   

Tina

47 comments:

  1. I think lilies in the wind but they are all pretty

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  2. All your quilts are lovely. vanda@chittenden.co.za

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  3. Lilies in the wind is my choice! Very nice!

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  4. Lovely quilts, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Your quilts are all gorgeous! My favorite is Lilies in the Wind.

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  6. They are all beautiful.......but hearts delight is so blue and I just love it....tytyty for sharing......... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  7. Just beautiful! I think that says it all.

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  8. Pretty quilts. A mixture of applique and piecing is not all that common anymore.

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  9. The combination of piecing and applique gives such a traditional look to a quilt and really takes it over the top in design. Beautiful quilts, all of them.

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  10. Your applique and piecing quilts are so amazing and beautiful!

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  11. YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH APPLIQUE!!! YOU HAVE CERTAINLY COMBINED IT WITH PIECING AND COME UP WITH SOME FABULOUS PATTERNS!

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  12. All 3 quilts are unique in their nature. I really enjoyed learning about their history. I'd never thought to do anything like what you did in Hearts Delight, that's very cool and I like how the applique runs just thru the row like that. I also like the Lilies in the Wind quilt, the colors are really what make that quilt stunning along with the design of it. Your very lucky to have a mother-in-law help you that way. None of my family even sews. :) I'm sew glad you showed us your nutty ways today, and your amazingly stunning quilts. Thank you sew much!!

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  13. Love the quilts, the patterns are great.

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  14. Those are all beautiful. Your applique is fabulous.

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  15. I love your Hearts Delight pattern. The applique makes a wonderful accent to the piecing. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I think a bit of applique makes a pieced quilt extra special! Yours are lovely, I just love that Spring Baby pattern on your site.

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  17. Though I'm not quite at "being nutty about applique", I am certainly nutty about your quilts that employ it. The Tulip Quilt and Hearts Delight are my favorites. Thanks for sharing your nutty delights.

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  18. love all those quilts--great work--someday I am going to make me a tulip quilt!!
    love and laugher, di

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  19. Beautiful! I love all of the patterns shown, especially Heart's Delight. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  20. Lilies in the wind is my favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  21. Hearts Delight is my favourite!

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  22. The colors you choose in the Tulip quilt are stunning! All the quilts are just beautiful.
    donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. You are so smart! Fabulous quilts!

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  24. Lilies in the wind although I like them all.

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  25. LOVE THE RED+WHITE QUILT! THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG+GIVEAWAY! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  26. The hearts delight is my favorite. I like the accent strip

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  27. Beautiful work. Love the story of how you create. Would be very hard to choose a favorite they are all so lovely.

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  28. What gorgeous patterns and beautiful quilts, thank you for sharing.

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  29. Love the combination of applique and piecing. Traditional quilting styles in a new way. Very nice! Ill be doing your BOM, too!

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  30. Love Hearts Delight, but it looks so complicated. Might be too much for me as a newbie!

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  31. your quilts are gorgeous
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  32. Heart's delight is my favorite, but beautiful work all the way around.

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  33. What wonderful quilts you have designed. I have not done much applique combined with pieced quilts, but will say the applique makes them so much more spectacular.

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  34. My favourite is the tulip quilt.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  35. Lilies in the Wind is beautiful. Love the colors.

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  36. Lilies in the Wind is my favorite quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I like both Dance with Me and Lilies in the Wind.

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  38. I'm nuts about your quilts! I also love appliqué combined with patchwork and your designs and fabric choices are inspiring. thanks for sharing.

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  39. My favorite is Lilies in the Wind.

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  40. Each of your quilts is beautiful. I think my favorite is the one you made with your mother-in-law--how lucky to share that with her, as I imagine that enriches your relationship.

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