Caroline makes the bed with her patchwork quilt. The
flaps of the quilt are constructed separately and tacked
to background at the top edges for a 3-D effect.
Billy plays with kitty on the floor. The rug and pillow
are shadow appliquéd. Bedroom furniture is included in the
Quilting design lines determine the pattern in the blue
Rachel pours a pitcher of warm water for Chris to wash
her hair while Molly brushes her hair in the mirror.
The Sister's hair is made out of fabric and accented
with contrasting small outline embroidered stitches.
The rug is made with Helen Scott's
shadow appliqué technique. This technique is
explained in her new AQS book, Ladies' Day
Dinner Time is always an enjoyable event for the Bonnet
Girls. Ellen carries the plates, Jill sets the
silverware while Marcella changes the flower arrangement
and baby Beth plays with a spoon.
The bonnets and dress hems are decorated with
double rows of embroidery stitching.
Quilting design lines determine the pattern in the wall
The fun of an old fashion quilting bee is recaptured in
this block. You can hear the laughter as these Bonnet
Girls (Samantha, Nettie, Joan, Mary Ann) stitch and enjoy
their time together.
Shadow appliqué for the lamp light brightens the
room for ease in rethreading a needle.
Embroidery appliqué sets off the wall clock amd the cat
plays with the quilting thread.
Lola is sewing on a treadle sewing machine as Louise
helps Kim try on her new outfit.
The pieces in this block are embroidery appliquéd.
Quilting lines make the design in the wall paper.
Shadow appliqué is used to show the rug where the
dog is resting.
Grandma's Kitchen comes to life as Grandma shucks fresh
corn while Aunt Em prepares a hearty stew. A lace
valance highlights the window behind Grandma.
A pot of embroidered flowers sits on the window
sill. Miss Kitty playfully watches an embroidered
satin stitched mouse under the stove. Shadow
appliqué is used in the rug for the stove.