Now that I have the binding on Mom’s quilt to the handstitching stage, I can officially start on my next project. These are the fabrics for my cousin’s quilt, a commissioned king size for their bed. She hasn’t even seen the fabrics, just told me they wanted brown and cream. This is what I purchased. I am going to do a log cabin, barn raising layout, only I am going to do the four center blocks completely in the cream, so I have a large cream center diamond. Inside that diamond, will be an applique of their cattle brand. I’m not much of an applique-er, so wish me much luck! Her husband is going to draft out the applique pattern for me, so at least I don’t have to do that myself. I’m going to quilt it with feathers and some western motifs.
Now that I have started sewing my blocks together, another thought has occurred to me. Will it be a problem to applique onto pieced blocks???