Tuesday, July 1, 2014


This quilt started with an Appliqued centre block from a Cathy Van Bruggen pattern. I then used it as a Challenge with Sew Creative adding borders around the block in a defined order, each additional border had to be separated by a plain border.
Afgeppab stands for Applique, Flying Geese, English Paper Piecing, Applique and Borders.

My Centre block was a bit too large to fit the outside borders despite me measuring lots!!!!!!!!
So after I had spent six hours just SID all the pieces I cam back to the centre.

Filtec Essence thread, Magna Glide bobbins,  machine light switched off, Glide on.
 The butterfly is 1 1/4".  Before and after photos.  Sorry about the sideways shot!


  1. Nice quilting, ....... what is the Filtec Essence thread???

  2. Essence is Filtec's version of a clear monofilament thread. In my shop 1375m for $6.60. This is my first quilt testing it out and I love it more than Monopoly.

  3. What pretty fill work! The fullness quilted out so nicely - almost like it needed the extra bit, eh? Love the dimension of the cornucopia, is it? What batting did you use on this? Was it trapunto'd?

    1. I use a wool poly batting, It isn't trapuntoed because of the dense fill around it, the cornucopia "pops" because it only has minimal quilting on it.