Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Mama to the Rescue!

As some of you may know, my mom was an avid quilter and I inherited all of her quilting stash, which included a fair number of UFO's. So when Leah Day's homework for the week was to practice all we have learned over the last 14 weeks on a UFO, preferably one with applique, one of my mom's UFO's came to the rescue! Thanks MOM!
Beautiful hand stitched applique!

I think I know why it was left as a UFO! PUCKERS!!!

Lots of PUCKERS!

 I pressed it the best I could and found this great fabric for some borders.
I decided to use some of the high loft poly batting I had left over from my wholecloth quilt, maybe it will help with the puckers. Now all I have left to do it FMQ!

There's still time to link up for QED (Quilty Embellishment Day) and a chance to win some Lumiere paint. Be sure to check out the great tutorial on applique by Melissa from Happy Quilting and some of the great projects that have already linked up! If you link up, please remember to link back, it's more fun if we all share!

Today I'm linking up with A Quilty Story's Fabric Tuesday!

Fresh Poppy Design

Color Me Quilty!



  1. I think it's lovely that you could take something so beautiful that your mum made and turn it into something so beautiful of your own.

  2. Oh how wonderful, you get to quilt one of your mom's UFOs! Yes those puckers will be almost disappear with a high loft batting. Can't wait to see how you quilt it. It's beautiful.

  3. What a fun project! The appliqué is lovely. Looking forward to seeing how you FMQ this one.

  4. Hi Pat - this is so lovely - and the border fabric is just perfect for it. Looking forward to seeing how it is quilted.

  5. Very pretty! Good luck with the puckers...I'm sure your quilting will look beautiful!

  6. Oh, I love it. Being a fan of applique I just could not love it. What a treasure to have your Mom's stash and UFOs. Precious.

  7. Very pretty and the border you added matches the rest perfectly!

  8. Those water lilies are just beautiful!