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    Applique

    I found a really cute wall quilt pattern. It has 12 baskets, one for each month. My question is when you applique the baskets etc. is the background fabric quilted before you put the applique on? Or do you quilt around the applique? Or do you go and stitch on top of it? The picture shows the back ground quilted like a grid but the applique is flat, no quilting on it. Make sense? I am writing this from work and making a mad dash home! I can try to link a picture so you can see what I am taking about.

    Thanks for your help!
    Niki (Niurka)

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    Re: Applique

    Usually each block is appliqued individually and then the blocks are pieced together afterwards. The exception would be an appliques design that extends over more than one block.

    After all blocks are pieced together and the whole quilt is layered, quilting begins. Many quilters quilt 1/4" around their applique making it "pop out" of the quilt. Then grided quilting would then be added into the background to finish the quilt. Another exception would be blocks that are quilted as you go. There's alway an exception depending on the individual piecemaker's style.

    Hope that answers your question.
    Piecing on Bernina 820
    Longarm quilting on APQS Millenium

    Please visit me at
    My Blog "Peachy Pages".

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      #3
      Re: Applique

      thank you Peachy, very helpful.
      Here is the block I am talking about. All of the 12 blocks were there for free. I found them just by chance, now you have to purchase them.

      http://bunnyhill.blogspot.com/2009/0...-of-month.html

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        #4
        Re: Applique

        you quilt after you do the applique. those bunny hill BOM patterns are always so cute..they do a new one each year...
        Michele

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          #5
          Re: Applique

          I agree! Their yearly BOM is always too cute!
          Piecing on Bernina 820
          Longarm quilting on APQS Millenium

          Please visit me at
          My Blog "Peachy Pages".

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