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