As you know, I really enjoy working on these large pieces of applique. I still have one in the frame, that I must start work on again - it was forgotten about, during the heat of this summer.
I also have others in the pipe line -
This is a pattern called Carnation - it is a wide dark pink backing material on a mid pink Kona cotton background.
Here is Kuuipo - it is about 2/3 done. There is still the reverse applique of the hearts to do, I decided to leave those until last.
...and finally, what I did with the jelly rolls that I bought at FOQ. This Spiral Quilt pattern by Crafty Quilter was published in one of the quilting magazines. I changed the black background for a Kona colour called Ocean Blue, which I think is more attractive. The pattern looked deceptively simple - however, the jelly roll strips were pinked and it took a while to discover where the seam line should lie. With this pattern, precision is very important - so my machine piecing did improve as I went along. So, the first blocks were not as good as the last ones! A 4 inch border was added after this photo was taken, and the quilt was not perfectly square - but really done for fun and not exhibition.
I have not decided how to quilt this - although I swore never to do that, I might get it longarmed as it really just needs straight line quilting, which easily puckers on the domestic sewing machine...