Saturday, December 20, 2008

Aunt Millie's Block 4

I thought I would post something besides Christmas...since that is all we are seeing at the present time. I bet you thought with all the holidays that I had put aside my AMG (Aunt Millie's Garden) blocks...well noway. I am just as excited to get this quilt done than ever. I have now got #4 block ready for applique.
I know it looks like it is already done but.. I use the no melt mylar method that means no marking and no pins and no basting. This is the easiest way to do applique. It is used more for quilts that have thesame pattern all circles. I have a feeling that I will be making another one of these so I am making the templates so that I will not have alot of work on the second one.
I am choosing fabrics that are in my stash so you are probably wondering what my rhyme or reason is.. well there really is none.. just auditioning my light/medium and dark values and going from there. I was trying to use some "primitive colors" but I keep going back to those "Piece of Cake" frosting type colors.. but I have toned it down some... haven't I????

I am almost finished binding one of the signature quilts and I can applique this while I am on break at work...
I have another block # 3 that is almost complete....LOL you can still see the thread and needle I wanted to post it though cause on another sight we are talking about circles and I wanted to show what my circles look like using Karen Kay Buckley's perfect circles. They are a dream to work with and I will make the ones for the sizes that are not in her package.. but believe me there are many, many sizes to chose from.
From Aunt Millie's Garden-Piece O' Cake Design


  1. What wonderful applique patterns! Love the fabric choices too! 8-)
    Happy stitchings!

  2. beautiful! Sharyn/KalamaQuilts

  3. Debra, your blocks are beautiful and you have inspired me to go out and buy the pattern.

    I also like your Merry Bee's quilt the setting in great.

    Merry Christmas from Texas

  4. Your block #4 is to die for! I love the colors in that one!

  5. i am struggling in my aunt millie's. hand applique is satisfying to me, but only when i'm not fraying my pieces to death.

  6. They are so, so beautiful! You have a good eye for selecting fabric.

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Your Aunt Millie's Garden Quilt is coming along so nicely. I am with C&T Publishing, the publishers of Aunt Millie's Garden. I would love it if you could post a picture of your final quilt to our blog and share it. Its rewarding for us to see projects made from our books.



  8. Your blocks are beautiful Deb! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt! Wow!
    Regards, Lynda

  9. Your applique is wonderful! Love your color choices and the design is very pretty!

  10. greetings! I just found your blog. Karen from Journey of a Quilter led me here. I am working on Aunt Millie's Garden too. I just posted a block today and will post two more the next two day. Yours are fantastic. You do fabulous work and love how you did the background. Great idea. Can't wait to see the rest.

  11. Wow ..... I LOVE what you are doing with the AMG blocks. That background idea is just awesome! And your mystery quilt turned out gorgeous. I can tell you are going to have a good 2009!

  12. Your quilts are gorgeous! I think that I'd like to try quilting.... one day.... when my sewing machine and ironing supplies are not in the basement. ;) Thanks for sharing.


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