Simple Folk is Not So Simple

Good Friday Afternoon to you! Well, I am ALMOST finished with my Simple Folk quilt. With a name like that you would think it was a simple little quilt that just stitched right up. … Nope!

I have been working on this quilt for over 2 years and pretty regularly too. It has been a fun adventure in appliqué and tight piecing, but right when I THOUGHT I was finished, I laid it out and UGH! -One block stood out like a sore thumb! — the red back ground in the bottom of the picture.

I didn’t like it so much that I “unsewed” the block out of my my finished top and then hand picked all of the appliqué off.

I then reappliqued to a new background with no white. Ahhh—- much better and worth it!

Whew! The picture below really doesn’t do justice to the amount of difference this new background makes, but believe me, it is a HUGE difference. Finally I am ready for the final quilting. Yea!!

The next time I post about this quilt it should be in a happy little photo shoot. It will be “simply” the best!

Until next time I hope you have a wonderfully SWEET day!

18 thoughts on “Simple Folk is Not So Simple

  1. Hi Tracy, Wow!! This quilt is going to be absolutely gorgeous. Your work is outstanding. I like all of your applique but the deer looking back caught my heart.

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    1. Hi Leah! Thank you so much! I like that little deer too. In fact I fell in love with each and every little animal -they are all so cute! I think that is one of the things I like about hand work, you really get to know each block:). thank you for stopping by today I hope you have a wonderful day❤️❤️

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  2. Beautiful – I’m not surprised it’s taken you a long time.
    Thank you for the photo at the top of the blog reminded me to buy some big safety pins as your method of keeping buttons is much better than the one I currently use.

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  3. Much better and quieter on the eye. That spot was just too vivid. It’s a beautiful quilt and one to treasure. The time spent work in on it will repay you a thousandfold in sheer beauty and warmth.

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    1. Thank you ! I’m glad you like the new block, the picture really doesn’t do the first block compared to the second block justice. The first stuck out like crazy. A little time to tix it was worth it. Thank you for your kind comment! —Tracy❤️❤️

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  4. This is a beautiful Quilt which I can tell took a lot of work. Congrats on finishing it. A quilt to treasure.

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