Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Nature's Glory in Applique

It's Fall! The leaves are turning brilliantly, and early snow has fallen in many Northern states. Do you enjoy autumn as much as we do? Are you planning any fall quilt projects? In celebration of the season, we wanted to share this photo of a stunning autumn quilt.

Jill's Botanical Wreaths by Patricia Wills

Patricia Wills from Arizona explains that she created this quilt for her younger daughter, Jill, who expressed admiration for it. She used the book Botanical Wreaths by Laura Reinstatler to learn the applique techniques needed to created this lovely display of autumn leaves and blossoms.

Here's a close-up of the Patricia's wonderful applique workmanship against the dark neutral background, which really causes these shades of peach, lemon, russet, and apricot to "pop". We really enjoy seeing the variety of fabric patterns that Patricia selected.

Patricia brought in so many different colors of nature, that you can almost see the sun of a clear, cool autumn day shining right through these delicate leaves.

Note:  The pattern is from Botanical Wreaths: Nature's Glory in Applique by Laura Munson Reinstatler (published by That Patchwork Place, 1994).  Although it is out of print, the book is sometimes available on Amazon and on E-Bay from various sellers.

Note:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2019 Arizona Quilters Guild show.

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