Sunday, August 28, 2011

applique class with Nancy Brown

We gathered (opps, Nancy's not in this picture!) last Sunday in Morro Bay and learned applique tips and how to shape cat and dog faces in fabric. We had beautiful samples and a wonderful (and entertaining!) instructor right there to inspire and teach us. I enjoyed the whole day!
This first picture is Nancy's quilt of her friend, Mittens.

And this quilt is of Nancy's cat, Opie. The quilt shows off Opie's beautiful blue eyes.

If we locked ourselves in this room for the next three years, Nancy promised that we could complete this lovely quilt with several of our favorite dogs....might take me six with lots of help!

Nancy also showed us how to trace pictures of our own pets and accent the light and dark to make quilt replicas of them.  This week was busy so I only got as far as a neck and two eyes for the dog applique that will look like my dog, Bridget....completed that in the class, except for having to redo one of the pupils on one dog eye. And then another dog eye for a second dog applique that will look like my other dog, Sandy.

Hopefully someday these parts will look a little like this.

My thoughts and prayers are with those of you on the east coast braving those storms this weekend. Hope it's almost over.


  1. That class looks like a lot of fun!! Would love to do one of my Buster. Ahh, if only it could turn out that good! Those are just beautiful!

  2. Wow....I'm just not so sure I have patience for this kind of applique but sure do love seeing it!

  3. Wow, what an amazing technique. I'm not sure I could manage it, but I sure do like looking at the quilts!

  4. I can see a barking dog in those fabrics!! Two, actually. Glad you had such a fun time, and what a bonus that it was only in MB and not all the way down in the south county! that was nice. TTFN

  5. What a fun day that was! Loris I know that you will be able to make both a fabulous Bridget and Sandy in time--you did so very well with the Izobel the giraffe quilt. And it was so much fun to meet and stay with the real Bridget and Sandy (as well as Mosely, Elinor, Marianne, Loris and Glen). Thanks so very much!!!

  6. That looks like a great class!! I would love to have a 'Goober' dog quilt!!!


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