Sally’s Amazing Lancaster quilt


I had the pleasure of quilting another of Sally Coble’s applique masterpieces.   This one is a Sue Daley pattern called “Lancaster”.  The clamshells are needle turn but they are long strips, not individual little clams which you might th…

Needle Turn Applique


Alice does amazing handwork.   She also loves paper piecing .  We first met a few years back at a Denise Green (CI for Judy Niemeyer) retreat.    Alice always has a beautiful project in the works, she does not do simple.  Alice made a variety of blocks that she loved, set with a half pineapple paper pieced border.

 

 
 


Photo skills lacking, I don’t have my sewing studio photo area set up perfected yet.  Thanks Alice for allowing me to custom quilt your beautiful creation!   Alice requested no feathers in the outer border and to maybe use a free flowing vine design similar to the blue fabric used in the sashing and borders.   We also were going to do a scroll in the sashing but as soon as I made my first stitches in the border, I realized it was not going to show well and I couldn’t even really see where I had stitched.   I decided to use a tried and true simple sashing treatment.  In a few photos,  the dimension really shows but for the most part looking straight on this quilt, the stitching totally blends in that gorgeous fabric.   Lots of ditching and some echo fills mostly make up the quilting on this quilt.