My Kim McLean Flower Pots applique quilt is slowly inching along. The first four panels are now completed.
In Kim's original pattern she used small squares of fabric to make up the borders. I'm too lazy to cut out all those squares (I know, I know, I spend all that time appliqueing and I'm too lazy to cut out a few squares!!!).
Anyway, when I first saw Kaffe's Lichen fabric, I just knew it had to be the border for this quilt. I fell in love with this fabric in every colour range (see 3 of the colours below), it is such a gorgeous fabric, and so useful.
I think the brown lichen frames the applique well without overpowering it (It looks better in the real, the photo's don't really do it justice).
For any applique lovers out there, this quilt is a must....plenty of wonderful curvy bits, pointy bits, lots of circles, straight lines, bias strips.....oh so divine!! The curvy flowers and leaves have been my favourite to make so far (which is probably a good thing, there are a lot of them!).
Is anyone else making this one, or any of Kim's other applique patterns? I would love to see them. Leave a comment with a link to your blog or flickr pics so we can all check them out. Til next time xo