The blocks in this quilt are from the book Favourite Applique and Embroidery Quilts by Betty Alderman. I can’t say the quilt is one of the patterns – as I didn’t end up finishing it as presented.
All of the blocks were done with fusible machine applique, using sulky blendable thread 30 wt for the stitching – what a nice thread! Adds just enough highlight and accent to the batiks.Two of the blocks, once finished, I just didn’t care for. The Rooster, especially, and another one which was a kind of horn-of-plenty. I could substitute the blocks, or make the quilt smaller.
This was my first attempt at the layout – I meant for the corner blocks to be the darker blue, but I miscut (several times!) and didn’t have enough to do the job properly. So I put the lighter blue in the corners, which I think gave me nightmares all last night, lol.
This morning I got up and decided to see what it would look like if I just squared off the corners – after a pressing preview, off I went with the rotary cutter. Now I’m happy! This quilt is destined for the kids’ basement room, it will certainly brighten it up.