Rocking It

Y’all know that I’m not a giant fan of handwork. The guru does most of it for me:) One exception is hand appliqué. And a huge reason for that is a great teacher…Kathleen Baden! Her classes are wonderful because you always learn a million things that you didn’t know that you didn’t know. So last year when she told me that she was going to do a class for her Rainbow Rocks quilt, I had to be in! Her quilt is gorgeous AND won second at QuiltCon!

I’d been hoarding a pile of charms, layer cakes and scraps in neutrals for quite some time. I decided this was the quilt! While the prep and appliqué on this quilt was time consuming, the shapes were not too difficult.

When the top was complete, I went to Kathleen’s class on big stitch hand quilting. I was very slow…we’d be here until Christmas (2017)! My quilt is full size and that’s a lot of “big” stitches! So I called my quilty friend Gina! And look at what she did!

The full shot! Thanks to Sue & Shirley for helping me pin it flat and steam out all the wrinkles.

My river side photo shoot! Thanks to the guru and Jymm for being my assistants (quilt holders). Jymm is my Dad’s creative alter ego for when I ask him to do something artsy:)

This is my favorite shot!

Some close ups of Gina’s beautiful quilting. I asked her to quilt in a few rocks; I’d left negative space when I layed out the rocks.

Look at the quilty goodness!

And my morning fog shot! Unfortunately I didn’t have Sue & Shirley to help with the wrinkles:(

Now, onto my next project…probably not hand appliqué;)
xo LC

10 thoughts on “Rocking It

  1. Does Kathleen Baden sell her patterns? I tried googling her and couldn’t find a site for her.

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