Monday, May 7, 2012

Garden Applique' Quilt

I’ve been making over my son’s old room into a guest room.  We got rid of his old twin bed and replaced it with a king bed and I made my first king quilt to put on it.  I hung my Orange Slice quilt on the wall above the bed and my original chartreuse Four Squared quilt is draped over the headboard.

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I have a nice blank wall between the windows in there… which made me remember a garden applique' quilt I started at a guild retreat years ago that would go well in there.


So, I dug it out and have started building the design… fusing the many pieces on the background… adding more pieces here and there. 

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Once I have it all fused, I’ll layer it with the batting and backing and the fun part can begin!!  I love to thread paint!! Woo hoo!


And with all those pieces to stitch down and on, Yogi will have lots of time to get some quality snoozing one in the studio!!

So, what are you working on now??



  1. Polly,
    I think that your garden quilt is going to be totally yummy- it will be filled with so many gorgeous things to look at and admire.
    The king size quilt is beautiful - so inviting - I am sure that your guests are going to enjoy their stay in your home.
    Warmest regards,

  2. That is going to be a beautiful addition to your guest room! Fun!!

  3. Your guest room looks fabulous. may fly over to test it out.LOL...
    Oh the Flower wall hanging id jusy gorgeous and it will be nice to quilt..
    Sleep tight Yogi.
    today I go to Zumba and then maybe some stitching after coffee with friends.

  4. I need to go back to school Polly and learn to type. Keep pressing the wrong keys.LOL

  5. Your son's room re-do looks beautiful. Martha Stewart watch out! And I love your new garden quilt.


  6. Fantastic the new project..

  7. What a great room this is turning out to be! Your guests will never want to leave! :) I can't wait to see your garden wall hanging all done! It's going to be beautiful!!! :)

  8. Hi Polly,
    I love every thing you are doing with the room. The wall hanging looks like so much fun. I am still working on my crate cover for the doxies. I am trying to machine quilt five rows a night. My husband bought me a new machine last winter and I am still getting use to it. Also I invested in the AccuQuilt, wow it is awesome!
    Your countdown clock is really moving down. I am sure Yogi will love having you home all of the time.
    Ladybug Cottage

  9. Hi Polly beautiful guest bedroom so welcoming and a King sized bed, I might have to visit .LOL I love the wall hanging it will just be the finishing touch. Not long to retirement!!! Blessings Sandra

  10. What a beautiful garden quilt. I'm glad it's finally going to see the light of day.

  11. You did a brilliant job with the guest bedroom and that kingsize quilt, it looks wonderful!!! The garden applique piece is awesome too, it'll go very nicely in that room!!!

  12. How exciting! The thread painting is the best! I love the orange slices quilt too!
    Your dog is adorable. :)
    I am currently finishing quilt tops...I have about 4 or 5 done now. Pretty soon I'll have a pinning marathon and then get to the quilting!


Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)