January 8, 2010

Easy Appliqué Blocks sightings!

To make a bday quilt for her little niece, Sarah Vee used designs and blocks she discovered by reading a variety of quilting blogs. For the bright and polka-dotty flowers in the quilt, she printed out the Daisy, Sunflowers, Posy Bunch, and Tulip Trio designs from Easy Appliqué Blocks. Such a fun and cheerful quilt! Lucky little girl.

Mary on Lake Pulaski used the Vase design for a charity fundraising project called Sis Boom Pow. The fabrics she used, by Jennifer Paganelli, are fresh, fun, and modern. Check it out on the Sis Boom blog. In the comments on her post, Mary puts up the URL for a tutorial on the starch method for turned-edge appliqué on Snippets of a Quilter.

Thanks a million, Sarah and Mary, for hauling out Easy Appliqué Blocks! It worked for you just the way I envisioned, as a library of appliqué blocks right at your fingertips.

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


4 Responses to “Birthday quilt and Sis Boom Pow!”

  1. Debbie St.Germain on January 9th, 2010 9:38 am

    What a wonderful quilt for her niece. I tend to take blocks from different patterns and put them together, it is more fun and i can personalize them.


  2. Mary on Lake Pulaski on January 10th, 2010 7:44 am

    I love using your book Kay!!

  3. Sarah Vee on January 11th, 2010 5:52 am

    Thanks for sharing my quilt with your readers, Kay. I find the blocks in your book very inspiring. The book itself has helped me to try out different applique techniques – and to answer questions when other patterns are a little foggy on what to do as far as the applique process goes. A great resource! Can’t wait to see what your next book will offer:)

  4. Priscilla on January 22nd, 2010 12:06 pm

    Funny that people are afraid of applique. I am more that way about piecing. Applique is just a pure joy. Check out my applique quilts at:


    I three video tutorials up that show freezer paper applique techniques, narrow vine lessons, and making perfect circles in applique.