Wow, another Applique Tuesday and a Giveaway

 Here's my LE a little more done.  I have finally accepted that the only way I will ever be able to move along on this wonderful quilt is to do it by the raw edge applique method.  With the babysitting and house, husband, volunteering,  and other commitments, I am falling further behind each day.  Still to finish part 2 and we are at part 4.  I had thought all along as I first read about this quilt that broderie perse played a role in it,  and so I will be doing that method of adding elements as I find some that suit. Thus the little pansies I found in place of the circle flowers that are in the pattern.  Now for the star flowers, then the zigzag borders.  I've made one star flower as a test.  A couple of things I've learned.  I will need to double the fabric for the yellow centers so that the petals don't show under them. Also I'm leaning toward using only one template for the petals as some are long or skinnier than the others.  Something to think about. Again this looks darker that it is because I took the photo at night.

Now for the giveaway - here's a piecing book for twister quilts I found as I dug around my boxes. Who wants it?  Leave me a comment for a chance to win.  Link up anything you are working on or worked on for another chance.  Giveaway ends Monday, midnight.  Good luck and thanks for the eye candy! Linky below.
 

 
 
I'm linking to Connie's Linky Tuesday and Esther's Wow.  Don't forget to visit for some great eye candy.

Comments

Quiltsmiles said…
Your Love Entwined is gorgeous so far. Thats another quilt I'd like to start but won't allow myself until I get some quilts finished.

Currently am stitching the binding on my Dragonfly convergence beside started to quilt a "10-minute BlocK" quilt done in woodsy batiks. Errgh! The last one is giving me problems while trying to use minkee for the backing but I will prevail! lol Jane
JoyceLM said…
Your quilt is going to be beautiful. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.
Such lovely work Angie!! It just looks so very hard.
LynCC said…
(A twister book would be good) I do love your LE - it's OK that it's taking a while! I'm really hoping to have some applique to share finally for next week. :D
The Twister book sounds very inviting, always like the look they make. 24Tangent@gmail.com
Robin said…
I love the colors you are using for your LE. Don't worry about it taking a lot of time, it will be gorgeous whenever you finish. Right now, I'm working on my DD#2's wedding quilt .............. all applique and it will need to be done by next Aug. Hopefully it will be done by then .... *s* and thanks for your giveaway.
Michele said…
I really like your LE. I've been thinking about, but haven't yet started, mine. I haven't had much time lately to play, but I'm hoping this weekend.
Thanks for the chance to win
Fiesta said…
Your work is spectacular. The book looks like something I would make. Thanks for the chance
Kathinca said…
Wow i really love the colourfulness of your LE. Don't worry about falling behind. You can take all the time you need it is not a contest fortunately and there is no deadline. Some of us (being me) haven't even finished part 1 *wink*
Debbie Rhodes said…
My 81 year young mom and I love the twister quilts... I am currently starting a One Block Wonder...
judith said…
I Love the out come of the wonderful colors you have chosen. Great Eye Candy.
Sure glad it has cooled down also. Autumn is just around the corner, :)
Julie in GA said…
Your applique block is beautiful!
I don't have any applique to show, but I would love to win the book.
Cloud 9 said…
I'm trying to finish up my many on-going projects before starting anything new. I'm hand quilting Birds And Blooms, a Thimbleberries pattern with applique that I should have finished three years ago. It will hang above my bed when finished. Your block is beautiful, much more detailed than anything I've tried.
Sandra said…
Your LE is lovely. I am not doing it yet, I feel it is beyond my abilities besides I have so many projects that need to be finished first.
Julie said…
Love your quilt and colors. Thanks
Bonnie58 said…
Wow. Great draw. I have a twister ruler but have yet to try it. Thanks do much for sharing.
Connie said…
Your work is so beautiful and....a lot of work Angie! Thanks for sharing.
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kathy osterby said…
I've always wanted tomake a twister quilt and even have the small ruler but never attempted it!! This book sure would help!
Wendy said…
Your LE is coming along nicely...I have put off starting mine for now...I have the rulers for this but have as yet to use them, so this book would be great to have...thanks for such a generous giveaway.
June D said…
Beautiful work in your example. Will be looking forward to seeing the finished project! Square Dance is one of the techniques I've been drawn to, would be great to win the book! Thanks for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!
My friend has made several Twister quilts. I would love to make one too :-) thanks!