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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Quilting Beauties: Thistles In The Heather

One of the smaller projects in Quilting Beauties is Thistles In The Heather, so named because of the suggestion of a thistle bloom in the New York Beauty block.  The overlay of an argyle pattern in the squares seemed appropriate.
The unique shape and playful under-over of the squares makes an eye-catching design which doesn't take long to sew.
Thistles In The Heather is pieced using gorgeous Hoffman of California batiks, in a sea holly colourway. The quilting was kept very simple - continuous curves between the spikes and a big thistle leaf in the centre section.
For whatever reason, no kitties came to help;  "thistles" and "heather" are not nearly as enticing as catnip would have been, I guess.


  1. Oh, that's so interesting! I'm enjoying these teasers form your book.

  2. Lovely use of PURPLE, I couldn't have done better myself.

  3. Very pretty Karen , I love the design :-)