Friday, May 14, 2010

Some Old Hand Applique

I have always admired the work of Nancy Pearson - her applique is glorious. I haven't seen many things by her in quite a few years, but this book is one that I think is beautiful.
Back in the 80's or maybe early 90's I hand appliqued this basket of flowers and never did a thing with it. A couple of weeks ago, I was going through lots of things in my basement and found this. I also found the striped fabric that I had bought to go with it. So, I put it together and machine quilted it and now have my pretty little basket wallhanging.

During that same period, I hand appliqued this pillow - and this one is hand quilted, also. The fabrics back then were so much different than they are today. Applique has always been my number one love and I think it will always be. (Click to enlarge)


  1. Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL work! So happy to read your positive review of Applique! You give me Courage to jump in and learn to do it. Wish i lived close enough to hire you for a teacher!

  2. Your work is GORGEOUS, too! Nancy Pearson has fierce competition from you!