Thursday, July 24, 2008

my redesign


This was the project we were supposed to make. I didn't love it so I decided to change a few things. I must say that I'm liking it. :)



I'm going to do some raw edge applique.

***I just discovered that I'm a terrible freemotion stitcher but a pretty good buttonhole stitcher. I guess I'll be buttonholing my applique pieces. :)



These are my new toys and I have big plans for them....



Thanks for stopping by....I hope you have a wonderful day!

33 comments:

Lesly said...

Wow, that is a beautiful quilt!

Suzy said...

I absolutely LOVE that quilt. The colors are to die for and the design is striking. Adore those flowers! :o)

Teresa said...

I am liking it too! I think the flowers really sofen the look of the design and are just perfect. Great job!

Linda said...

Wow that's stunning Yvonne, love the added touch of the flowers...

~Kristie said...

Beautiful job, Yvonne! I must say, I do like the original design - but I like yours too! Where did you get the applique shapes for the flowers??

Libby said...

Your redesign is just wonderful . . . much nicer than the original *S* What are you going to do with those new toys . . . do share soon!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Ooohh !! I love what you did with this! Really Beautiful!

Hannies Annies said...

very nice! ....I have the paintsticks and just ordered pencils...love them! what did you use to do the applique? did you make yoyos too?

Kim said...

Wonderful, Yvonne! I may have to copy you! LOL! I just love it!

Annie said...

You cant' be good at everything - button hole away. You're obviously good at redesigning - your quilt is quit fabulous. Well done!

Darlene said...

You already know I love it! :-) It's great.

Mar said...

Yvonne! I love that new design so much better! so what are you going to do with those paints???

Marcie said...

Yvonne, that quilt is fabulous! I bet Lynette J. would be crazy about what you did too! I am not a machine quilter myself, I keep thinking that I need to learn, but I am sticking to what I feel comfortable with. Darling bag you sent Kim, by the way!

Mary said...

I like your changes too - such a pretty top.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love what you've done.

Helena said...

I really love your quilt, wonderful colours!

Gena in Dallas said...

Your version is MUCH better. The applique (regardless of method) sets it off perfectly.

Beth said...

I love your redesign. Didn't your 1st quilt teacher tell you that ALL quilters change patterns to suit themselves!!?? Must be in our quilty genes. I love buttonhole, but do try free motion again. 1st have a look at someone elses. its not meant to be perfect. Its like art, each of us has a different way of making 'thread' strokes (like brush strokes) It can be very freeing!

Carole said...

Love your personal touch to the quilt! Sweet! Have fun with your new toys! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them! Hugs!

Perry said...

I really do like what you did with the TB quilt. It looks so much better! It will be gorgeous when you finish. And the paintstiks, I have some of those that I have not used and finally decided to take a class in September so I would make myself learn what to do with them. Looking forward to what you do with yours.

Deb said...

I love what you've done with that quilt Yvonne! Soooo, whatcha gonna do with the shiva stiks???

Deb said...

Yvonne, I adore what you have done with this quilt pattern. The colours are so rich and the design lends itself to such depth. Thanks for sharing

Wendy said...

Your version is much better than the original pattern. Enjoy the buttonhole stitch.

Cally looks so cute in her new bed.

Elaine Adair said...

Your version is so much more attractive. That's a good lesson also. Frequently I will look at a design and just forget it, instead of studying and making additional changes to make it more appealing.

Your applique, via whatever method, really bumps it up many notches!

Susan said...

I like your version much better! I love buttonhole applique.

Salem Stitcher said...

Your border is gorgeous!

Catherine said...

I really like what you did with that quilt! The applique border is a fabulous touch!

em's scrapbag said...

The changes you made to the quilt are great. The applique is wonderful.

Nan said...

I'm finally coming to visit you! I absolutely LOVE that re-design!! I think Lynette should hire you - seriously!
Can't wait to see what's happening with the paintstiks - something beautiful, I'm sure!

Ivory Spring said...

Just stumbled across your blog - lovely blog! I like your re-design much much better. You are very talented!

Cris said...

Very cute

Janet said...

I love the applique you have added to your project - what a wonderful fall quilt!

Priscilla said...

I love how you changed it Yvonne!, I think the floral border is much prettier than the original.