Thursday, July 22, 2010

Applique Affair in Wool and Cotton

At Quilt Market in Minniapolis my husband fell in love with Applique Affair by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. Of all the quilts in all the booths, that's the one he wanted, so how could I say no. 

Lynn Stalowy of Bigfork Bay Cotton Company has decided to make this beautiful quilt with me. She is doing hers out of beautiful Daiwabos and I am doing mine on cotton backgrounds with wool.

Here is one of Lynn's fused down out of Daiwabos... and the bottom one is mine out of wool.  Mine isn't out of proportion, I just take lousy pictures and the camera was tilted. You'd think I'd learn.
Lynn's at the top and mine on the bottom. 
Check out some of Lynn's other blocks on her blog along with a lot of other great quilts.
We are both using Aurifil thread. I am using mainly Aurifil Lana Wool for my applique and Lynn will be using Aurifil Cotton 50 wt. I am doing mine by hand and Lynn is doing hers by machine. Both will be Machine Quilted. 
And while you are surfing the internet, be sure you check out the other fantastic books and patterns by the very talented Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. She designs great fabric for Moda and has her thread collection for Aurifil too. 
Lynn and I will keep you updated as we move along on our quilts.  If you are making or have made Applique Affair send me your pictures and I will post them!


Bigfork Bay Cotton Company said...

Sylvia! Your blocks are beautiful!!

Chris said...

Good choice on Alan's part. I love this quilt.