August 5, 2013

The winner of the IQA Founders Award in Houston in 2011 was a masterpiece appliqué quilt by Kathy K. Wylie called Flourish on the Vine.

Flourish was also on the cover of the April/May 2012 issue of Quilters Newsletter, so you may have seen it there!

C&T Publishing has collaborated with Kathy to publish a pattern pack with full-size pattern sheets and complete instructions to make your own version of this graceful and sophisticated quilt.

They sent me a copy to share with my readers! Thanks C&T!

Kathy used a focus fabric to pull together the soft palette she had in mind. Inspired by wrought-iron work and a Bible verse, the quilt took two years to complete. The pattern has the quilt top divided into 12 sections for ease of completion. Suitable for experienced appliquérs who like luxurious, intricate details, the cover makes the point that it also has comprehensive instructions with template tips that make it approachable for ambitious beginners.

If you’d like to win a copy of the Flourish on the Vine pattern pack, please leave a comment here on this post before 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9.

Contest open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Do not reply to your email feed; leave your comment on this post on the blog on the internet.

Good luck to all, and thanks for reading All About Appliqué!
By Kay Mackenzie


42 Responses to “Flourish on the Vine”

  1. Deb L on August 5th, 2013 7:35 am

    I love this!

  2. Nancy on August 5th, 2013 8:21 am

    Gorgeous. Thank you for the offer!

  3. Janet D. on August 5th, 2013 9:19 am

    I have been drooling over this project since first seeing images. It’s stunning. Thanks for the chance.

  4. Sheila Craft on August 5th, 2013 9:27 am

    What an absolutely stunning quilt! I would definitely welcome the opportunity to delve into this pattern.

  5. Sharon Decker on August 5th, 2013 9:30 am

    All I can say is WOW. I’d love to add that pattern to my others that I will get to in the future. Based on that premise, I will be living at least another 100 years!

  6. betsy on August 5th, 2013 9:30 am

    I love applique and this project is stunning. Thanks for the chance

  7. Susan Green on August 5th, 2013 9:35 am

    I’d love to own a copy! It is amazing.

  8. Angie in SoCal on August 5th, 2013 9:35 am

    I almost bought this at Long Beach – your booth was so wonderful with all your colorful quilts! Thanks for the chance.

  9. Eileen Keane on August 5th, 2013 9:39 am

    So generous of C&T and you to do this giveaway.
    Thank you!
    I saw this quilt in person, and it took my breath away. I love applique more than any other kind of quilting, and would love to make this.

  10. carol Dunlop on August 5th, 2013 9:47 am

    The applique is exquisite. I would love to win this book.

  11. Sherryl on August 5th, 2013 10:08 am

    The quilt is gorgeous! I would love to win this for my friend who does fabulous hand applique. Thanks to you and C&T for doing this.

  12. Lorie on August 5th, 2013 10:39 am

    Beautiful quilt! I would love to win this book and make the quilt! Thanks

  13. Jennifer Padden on August 5th, 2013 11:01 am

    I saw this quilt in person at the Houston show and it is indeed a show stopper! Thanks for the opportunity to win this pattern as I’ve become a recent devotee of applique.

  14. carol nelms on August 5th, 2013 11:09 am

    Beautiful, I have only been doing applique for a year, but would give it a try!

  15. Kathy Lancaster on August 5th, 2013 11:12 am

    That quilt is gorgeous. Would love the chance to try to make it. Probably would take me longer than two years.

  16. Heather Macmillan Griffin on August 5th, 2013 12:07 pm

    I saw the actual quilt in Houston during my first ever visit to the Quilt Festival, which was in 2011. It looks absolutely beautiful here on our computer screens but in person – it really is stunning!! I would be thrilled to be so lucky as to win this pattern!

  17. Penny on August 5th, 2013 12:09 pm

    Wow, this is really a once in a lifetime project. What beautiful work. Thank you for the chance to win this pattern. Fingers crossed!!

  18. Robin on August 5th, 2013 12:14 pm

    That is a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the chance to win this pattern.

  19. Sharon Lichter on August 5th, 2013 12:26 pm

    What a gorgeous quilt. I love the soft colors. I am a confident beginner appliquer.

  20. Sandra Visser on August 5th, 2013 12:32 pm

    Gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win the pattern.

  21. Sandi on August 5th, 2013 12:36 pm

    That is an amazing quilt. Thank you for a chance to win the pattern.

  22. Wanda Heath on August 5th, 2013 12:41 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love applique :)

  23. Polly Hada on August 5th, 2013 1:22 pm

    Can’t believe I’m saying it, but I would love to have this pattern and add it to my “to do’s”. My fingers are crossed!!!

  24. Jane H on August 5th, 2013 1:58 pm

    Oh my, what a beautiful pattern and what a challenge it would be!

  25. Jo Ann on August 5th, 2013 1:59 pm

    This is a beautiful quilt.

  26. Elaine on August 5th, 2013 2:47 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful quilt. Would love to win the pattern. Thanks for offering it.

  27. Mary Jane on August 5th, 2013 3:24 pm

    All I can say is WOW!

  28. KatieQ on August 5th, 2013 3:25 pm

    This is an amazing quilt. It certainly deserves the Founder’s Award. Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway.

  29. Teresa on August 5th, 2013 3:28 pm

    That is gorgeous and yes I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance!

  30. Ruth C on August 5th, 2013 4:16 pm

    Such a beautiful quilt! I would love to try to make one.

  31. Gail on August 5th, 2013 5:11 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win… I love applique and can’t have too many books… Gail

  32. Sandy O. on August 5th, 2013 5:23 pm

    What a beautiful applique quilt. Love to applique and would love to win this book. This one looks like a real challenge. Thanks for doing this.

  33. Debbie S. on August 5th, 2013 6:13 pm

    Fabulous quilt….the soft colors simply tug at my heart-strings. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book!!
    Happy Stitching…Debbie S.

  34. Karen on August 5th, 2013 10:47 pm

    Stunning quilt. Thanks for the the giveaway of this pattern packet.
    karen608 at yahoo dot com

  35. Chris on August 6th, 2013 1:37 am

    Beautiful quilt! I can’t wait to see this book. I am amazed at what people create. So much talent out there.

  36. Kathleen C on August 6th, 2013 5:39 am

    This is an amazing quilt in design and workmanship. I’d love to win the book and to possibly use some of the patterns for a smaller quilt before attempting the entire quilt. Thanks very much.

  37. Lorena Messenger on August 6th, 2013 5:48 am

    WOW. That is beautiful. What a great project. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

  38. Lynn S on August 7th, 2013 5:51 am

    Oh my! This is a stunning quilt…look at all the special techniques combined. Bias bars, beautiful floral applique. What a special treasure. I would love making this quilt!

  39. CBB on August 7th, 2013 10:56 am

    Amazing quilt!!! It would be fun trying to make it. Thanks

  40. michele hester on August 8th, 2013 1:31 pm

    Would love to win the pattern! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  41. Lori Clancy on August 9th, 2013 11:08 am

    This is so amazing! Love love love it!

  42. ngrid on November 7th, 2013 2:49 pm

    I took a class with Kathy and saw a few of her quilts up close and personal! They are spectacular. Purchased her book and patterns autographed by her of course. Lovely lady.