Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Red Delicious and Hearts Desire

Today's luscious red-and-white quilt is called Red Delicious. Each of the blocks is done in a folk applique style, with innovative elements, including a tea set and an ornate fan. Even the rose stems and leaves are red! The effect is like looking through rose-colored glasses.

Red Delicious, 50 x 52", by Esther Aliu

The first block features two mischievous love birds, which have human eyes and cherry red tails.

Red Delicious was a free BOM that began on Nov 15, 2008 and went for 12 months. The RD BOM is finished, but the blocks can be purchased online, either as a set or individually, at Esther's shop.

Coincidentally, today is the launch of Esther Aliu's newest BOM, called Hearts Desire. The first block, shown below, is aptly named "Be Still My Heart". You can read about the design on Esther's blog, and download the block for free (until March 15) !

Image credits and additional links: Images are shown with the generous permission of Esther Aliu. Red Delicious was shown at the 2010 Victorian Quilter's Inc. Quilt Showcase, where the quilt won two awards: 1st Place Small Quilt - Professional, and Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting - Professional.


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