Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Amazing Applique from QuiltCon

Today, let’s finish up my favorites from the Applique Category at QuiltCon 2023…..

This first quilt took the 3rd-place ribbon……

“Where We Connect” by Cassandra Beaver

Cassandra used a reverse applique technique to create the top. Dark blue was the top fabric and light blue was underneath. It reminds me a lot of a Mola design, but without the colors.

This next quilt won the 2nd-place ribbon…..

“Out of the Blue” by Linda Branting

She started out by cutting a stack of rings in various sizes and then played with the actual fabric until she found a design. The fabrics are Oakshott cross-dyes.

The quarter-inch grid quilting adds so much dimension…..

The first-place ribbon went to this beauty……

“Fazed” by Scott Murkin

Now, I like appliqueing circles, but this one went a bit far…..

The background is one piece of fabric. Can you imagine man handling that while you were appliqueing?

The last two are a different style of applique…..

Meet Frida….

“Viva Frida!” by Mary Maben

The shapes look very cohesive but are really made up of a lot of small pieces of fabric…..

The last is a whimsical quilt that I can identify with…..

“I Woke Up Like This” by Timna Tarr

The quilt is constructed using a “Stitched Mosaic” technique which includes applique within each 2-inch square. The squares are sewn together into rows. It is ALL turned edge applique!! The only fusing is the catchlights in the eyes!!


Now I am REALLY inspired to do some applique…..how about you??

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