This is Marlene’s Wish quilt and the block patterns can be found free online at Red Brolly, just click here to see the pattern. When Marlene sent me her quilt top she said she she first saw this quilt on Kaaren’s blog, The Painted Quilt, and it inspired her to make her own. You can see Kaaren’s beautiful Wish quilt on her blog post here. Kaaren and Marlene both made changes to the original pattern. I used some of Kaaren’s ideas for Marlene’s quilt and then of coarse changed up a few things!
I first decided to cross hatch the pieced outer border for a nice texture and then added loops to the inner black border. All the appliqué pieces and blocks are SID. The small squares are CC’d and the embroidered blocks are outline stitched and I added a few extra details to some block but I didn’t want to take away from Marlene’s beautiful stitches.
I used a few different background fills like curls, swirls, meandering, wavy lines, diagonal lines, snowflakes, feathers, and wind. I used about 5 different So Fine thread colors and Dream Blend batting. This was a really fun quilt to work on!
I also wanted to mention that an online blogger friend recently changed the name of her blog and lost all her followers!! I would cry if that happened to me! Laura’s blog was called Tanderwen Crafts and she changed it to Tanderwen Quilts. I had the wrong address in my sidebar for a few weeks but it’s now corrected and the link works again. If you have her blog in your sidebar or reader please check to make sure you have the right link. It is now www.tanderwenquilts.blogspot.com. Laura has a great blog with lots of great eye candy so if your not familiar with her blog please check it out! Laura quilts on an APQS George sit down machine and she is a great inspiration for domestic and longarm quilters alike!
It’s Thanksgiving Monday in Canada so I would like to wish all my Canadian readers a Happy Thanksgiving!