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Friday, October 14

Folk Art Quilted Traditions Blog Hop

Today is my turn to present a project for Suzy Webster's blog hop, made with a pattern from her awe inspiring and fabulous book "Folk Art Quilted Traditions".


Folk Art Quilted Traditions Table Topper

When I first saw the cover of Suzy's book, I got so excited!  I love Folk Art and I love color!  The patterns and projects inside are beautiful and inspiring.  Suzy created them as a celebration of her Hungarian heritage.  They also remind me of Scandinavian designs, like you would see in Norwegian rosemaling.   

There are projects here of every size, so it's a snap to find one you love.  You can even do what I did and make something great using just one block of the twelve block designs.  (Mine is block pattern number 5).  

Suzy is an Island Batik Ambassador and batiks are the perfect fabrics to use for these patterns.  So that's what I used, with a birch bark fabric background.



Suzy includes full instructions on how to create the appliques.  If you know me, then you can probably guess how I created mine.  :)  I used the "Crafted Applique" technique for no-fray, washable appliques.  After layering the quilt sandwich, I used a simple straight stitch and sewed around the appliques and then echo stitched around the outside of each flower.  This way, part of the quilting was already done.
 
Folk art motif ironed on and ready to sew!
 
Stitching on the appliques

Sewing on the last flower - the appliques held up really great.
Getting ready to quilt the background fabric.

For the quilting, I used a Frixion pen to draw a half inch diagonal grid on the background fabric. The lines disappear when heated with the iron.  (Use these pens with caution, because they sometimes take the dye out of dark fabrics.)

Ta Da!
Folk Art Quilted Traditions Table Topper

Blog Hop Schedule

I've been away from home for more than a week and have a lot of blog hopping and catching up to do!  (I still need to reply / reciprocate to the people who commented on my last post.)  

Suzy had a lot of of great presenters lined up and I don't want to miss a single one.  Here is the blog hop schedule below:

Monday, October 10
Connie Kresin Campbell - http://www.conniekresin.com/

Tuesday, October 11

Wednesday, October 12

Thursday, October 13
Maryellen McAuliffe - http://teachpany.blogspot.com/

Friday October 14
Adele Mogavero - http://adelemogavero.com/
Lara Buccella - http://www.buzzinbumble.com/

Saturday October 15 - Final Wrap-up
Suzy Webster - http://websterquilt.blogspot.com/ 


The Giveaway Prize
Don't forget to enter to have a chance to win your own copy of Folk Art Quilted Traditions, by Suzy Webster, along with some Island Batik fabrics!  The giveaway ends on Saturday, October 15th.  Just fill out the comment form below.


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50 comments:

  1. That is stunning, Lara. It almost looks 3-D with the color combinations that you used.

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  2. These patterns are so perfect for your crafted applique technique. Your table runner is gorgeous, and I just love that you stitched it on your vintage 301!

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  3. A gorgeous table runner! Is there any other method of applique?

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  4. It's lovely to see these older traditional blocks brought bang up to date

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  5. Loving this blog hop, everyone's projects are so pretty. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  6. I'm not really into folk art, applique, or batons...until now! What a fabulous book! And I love the project you shared! I put this book on my Amazon wish list in case I don't win 😁

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  7. Batons? That's how my phone automatically spelled batiks!

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  8. Batons? That's how my phone automatically spelled batiks!

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  9. Beautiful applique, I love the strong rich jewel colors you used, perfect for fall.

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  10. Very pretty Lara. And of course, Crafted Appliqué made it nice and tidy :)
    I have to ask, where did you get that curtain behind your machine?...Or is it something you made? It's so pretty!!

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  11. So pretty! And I love your black 301. That's on my bucket list of machines. I have a tan/white one that I haven't gotten to use yet (cabinet needs refinishing).

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  12. Your project is gorgeous! Love the colors and the quilting. Beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful block. I have your book and haven't tried any appliqué yet.......this would be a great way to start!

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  14. wow your block is stunning. thanks for the tip about the pen. such a fun looking book. its on my Christmas list

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  15. Absolutely beautiful, Lara! Those batiks are so rich in color and I love the simple cross hatching in the background.

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  16. Gorgeous and I love the cross hatching in the background!

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  17. Gorgeous and I love the cross hatching in the background!

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  18. Nice block! Love the background fabric you used for the block.

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  19. Wonderful, Lara! I love how you cut and placed the blue batiks. It really gives the piece that extra zing!

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  20. Lara this is stunning! Such bright fabrics and such detail, and although that cross-hatch quilting LOOKS simple, it is sooo time-consuming, especially around all the appliqué. Beautiful work, as always. Hope you had a refreshing time away. :-)

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous ♥

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  22. Your work is awesome! I've been using the 'crafted applique' method and it is working like a charm!!! Wow!

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  23. Great work and a wonderful block pattern! I like the batiks you used, but I am especially fascinated by the birch bark background fabric. I've never seen that before, but it suits the project perfectly!

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  25. Your block is beautiful, the colours you chose look wonderful together. Thankyou for sharing, you've inspired me.

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  26. Wow, it`s absolutely beautiful and love your color combo.

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  27. Your runner is beautiful. Thank for the inspiration. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Lara, you certainly have an eye for choosing colors and fabrics! This block is no exception. The batiks are a perfect choice! Will this become a table topper or do you have other plans for this little pretty?

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  29. What a beautiful table topper! And, I like your sewing machine, too :) Thank you for sharing your bounty with us.

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  30. I love folk art designs and your version of this one is really beautiful.

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  31. That looks like a stunning book. I love folk art and traditional designs. The block you have made is beautiful :)

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  32. Very nice Lara! and I am indeed intrigued with your technique for no-fray-washable appliques

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  33. The books looks gorgeous and I love the wee quilt you made - as you say perfect for your clever technique - looks like I have some bloghopping to catch up on!!

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  34. Beautiful, eye popping, gorgeous, etc. Just love this work. The book looks great too.

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  35. I can see how this style of quilting spoke to you, Lara. And your fabric choices are fabulous! I adore that birch bark fabric and the batiks really pop against that beautiful background. Love the cross hatch quilting too!

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  36. Your project is darling! I love how you quilted on the appliqués.

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  37. Your table topper is just Stunning and Beautiful !!! This project is totally perfect for your Crafted Applique treatment of delicate and intricate applique !! I"d say it is a perfect match!!
    Susie

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  38. Lara, it's beautiful! I love the way you fussy cut the blue!

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  39. Beautiful table topper Lara and I really like the way you quilted it!

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  40. Oooh, very pretty Lara! I love your fabric choices. Those colors really work well with the design.

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  41. It's a lovely block design and your technique is perfect to make it. Your block looks great, I especially like how you buddy cut some of the pieces, perfect.

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  42. Your block is wonderful!

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  43. I couldn't leave a message on your fall post but still wanted to say hi. Your granddaughter is such a darling.
    Amalia
    xo

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  44. I'm so far behind with my lovely blogging friends Lara, and I just wanted to wave hello, say I haven't forgotten you and let you know just how wonderful I think this appliqué piece is! Hope you're enjoying the end of the season - I'm envious of your trip to the mountains! x

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