It was inspired by an article I saw in a book about Friendship quilts - one of my Monday girls has the book and I forgot to get the name of it. I will let you know.
This is the page that I scanned and used to digitise the design.
All of the applique pieces were cut out in the embroidery hoop taking approximately 4 hours. The blocks took 17 minutes for each to stitch out and once I was at the quilting stage, the full blocks were stitched in 4 minutes. Each of the blocks was outlined free motion stitched and I digitised the filler design so that it was stitched in blue on the cream and cream on the blue. Where the blocks were divided between both the centre and border areas were still stitched with one hooping - I really did have to be careful when I hooped!
Placing the applique pieces and removing the paper from the shapes took the most time and I ended up streamlining that by removing the paper for up to 4 blocks at the same time. All in all a quick quilt. I scanned the photo of the quilt, in the V6 Designer software, I digitised one of the leaf sets, the diamond and the centre flowers. Saved these in Exp format and opened the Cutwork software. Filled the appropriate hoop with each individual design (one hoop for leaves and stems, one for diamonds etc) It was so quick. I hooped a heavy tearaway and basted 3-6 layers of vliesofixed fabric with each hooping.
|My Version of the Snowflake quilt|
|Centre blocks and quilting|
|In the hoop Applique detail|
Hopefully you enjoy looking at this project.