4/1/15

WIP Wednesday: Outlander applique

The Outlander tv series on Starz starts up again this Saturday, and I have been working on some (fusible) applique blocks for a wall quilt.

First up is Jamie, because well...it's Jamie!

(Yes, the kilt did get a bit shorter...artistic license and all LOL)


And of course any Outlander quilt needs a block with both Jamie and Claire, so I decided to go with the wedding night scene:

 (I still can't get over how low that dress/corset is...even in the finished gown!)

These are of course, unfinished, un-embellished blocks, simply fused fabric onto a background piece. (I use Pellon 805/Wonder Under) Once I have all the blocks I want to use in a theme quilt complete, I will piece it together then quilt and add embellishments (buttons, embroidery, quotes, etc...) as needed.

In a few days I will post my line drawings of these blocks so you can make you own Outlander theme quilt. If I had the time and was a better blogger, I would probably pull together some kind of quilt-along. But as usual, I'm all over the place and my theme of 2015 is "simplify." So to keep it simple, I will just post the blocks as I make them, and when I think I'm ready to move on, I will post the layout of my finished quilt with a detailed post. You could of course just make mini quilts of any of the blocks you like best.

I think you'll like the new ones I'm working on, but I'm open to suggestions on people or things from the first book to try!

Season 1, episode 9 of Outlander can be viewed on the Starz cable channel Saturday, April 4th at 9 pm EST. You can watch the very first episode without a subscription here. The Starz network will be running an Outlander marathon (episodes 1-8) starting at 1 pm April 4th.

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8 comments:

  1. These appliqué designs are delightful! You're very generous to share them!

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  2. Your blocks look really good, but yikes, you wouldn't want to go and hang out the washing wearing a dress like that, or fix your hair, or do anything that involves lifting your arms!

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  3. WOW! I am so impressed with your work. I cant' wait to get back to the DC area so we can spend a little more time together and I can pick your brain. Of course, you are always welcome to visit here. ;-)

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  4. Those are wonderful, I look forward to seeing more

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  5. Hooray!! These are fantastic! I LOLed at artistic license. Hehe

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