Sunday, December 10, 2017

New Pattern - Two Peacocks

New Pattern - Two Peacocks

I completed the quilt, "Two Peacocks" in 2013. The quilt was inspired by a plate I saw in a museum. The plate was black and gold, so didn't have color which made it fun to choose the fabrics. I've had a friend asking for the pattern so finally got a chance to make up the pattern for this quilt. It is available on Etsy and at my website. The center circle is all applique which can be done either by hand or by machine. There is also embroidery: in the peacock crests and the flowers (stem stitch and french knots).

©2013-2017 Susan Taylor Propst

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Tulip applique


The design for the tulips was taken from multiple sources. The leaves were from a group of tulip bulbs that my husband brought home in the winter. The flower was from some tulips that were growing in England. I used yellow fabric and added the color with fabric pastels. I used the starch-press-glue method to make the unit with the leaves and flower, and then appliqued all of it to the background.
The tulip appears in the lower left corner of the quilt. You can see a bit of the ground that runs across the bottom, and the tree that runs up the left side.

©2017 Susan Taylor Propst