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!

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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.

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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!

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

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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:)

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This is my favorite shot!

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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.

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Look at the quilty goodness!

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

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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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