February 7, 2008

And The Name Is.....

My applique wall hanging has a name now! In my previous post I asked for help in naming my little quilt. I had been given a few names and there were two that I really liked. I couldn't choose between the two. Linda suggested the name "Potted Posies" and Wilma suggestd "Love In Bloom". Such problems! I ended up writing down the two names on separate pieces of paper and putting them in a basket. I then drew out a name. And...the winner is..."Potted Posies"! Thanks for such a great name Linda! I may just have to design another piece with the "Love In Bloom" name because I do love it too!

This is the label that I have made for the back of the quilt. I took some left over half square triangles and fabric strips and made the label.


Sunshine just hasn't existed here in my neck of the woods lately, and I have had a hard time getting the color to photograph just right. This second photo is a little closer to the true color. I also had a hard time getting the machine quilting to show up well so I took this second photo at a different angle. I machine quilted this piece on my regular domestic sewing machine. I used 100% wool batting and silk thread. The wool batting gives the applique a trapunto look (stuffed) without the extra steps needed to acheive that look. I used the silk thread because it does a great job of sinking into the fabric and batting and yet also giving it a sheen when the light hits it. It is a fun thread to work with. This little quilt will be going to a LQS (Local Quilt Store) tomorrow to be used as my applique class sample. So, thanks again Linda for the great name, "Potted Posies"! Note: Please excuse any misspelled words - spell check on blogger isn't working - yikes!

18 comments:

Charlene said...

I think you should design a mini book! My friend -- the author! I lfet you a little something on my blog!

Karen said...

Absolutely wonderful quilting on your project!

Lea said...

Love your pretty Potted Posies!
and You done amazing quilting on it. It's very beautiful.
Your lable is perfect for this little cutie. I love this idea and I'll try to make lable like yours one day. Thank you for sharing a good idea!:-)

Linda said...

So does this make me famous now?.....lol.... I just adore the machine quilting on it. I wish I could quilt like that, and the colours are lovely.

Tanya said...

Potted Posies is fantastic! I love your quilting! Wish my would come out as nicely! I seem to only use one type of batting (all I can find) and plain ol cotton thread. I'll have to try silk thread. Surely that's available in Japan the land of silk!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Beautiful! And the quilting is georgeous!

Wilma L. said...

Absolutely beautiful! I like the "Potted Posies" name better than "Love in Bloom." It just FITS!
The quilting really brings it to life!

Kathie said...

beautiful quilt and AMAZING quilting!
wow.
love the name!
kathie

Rabbit Stitchings said...

WOW is all I can say! The piece is lovely and the machine quilting you did is gorgeous! I would love to be able to machine quilt like that on my machine! I haven't tried quilting on my machine yet! That is enough to make me try!

Jessica said...

I left you something at my blog!

Rose said...

Marilyn, this turned out so great! The quilting really compliments the sweet design. Make me think about a doing a Valentines quilt. Well, maybe next year. Ha!

Libby said...

A darling quilt and a great name *s*

Quilting Mama said...

What a beautiful mini! The quilting on it is gorgeous. I do mostly big quilts, but it's so much fun to do smaller ones every so often because they finish so much faster!

Congrats on a beautiful finish!

I have to say that the monster still makes my heart beat a bit faster when I see it, I LOVE applique quilts!

Morah said...

The quilting is simply incredible!!! Great work!

Jessica said...

WHere are you???? Yooohooo???? Heehee

swooze said...

What a beautiful jopb on your posies!

Charlene said...

Whatcha doing Mar???? You've been gone longer than I have and you don't have any computer woes!!

~Joan said...

Marilyn,

I like everything about this quilt...colors, design, and the QUILTING! It shows up so well and looks marvelous. Did you see a book or DVD to show you how to do the paisley pattern in the applique background?

~Joan