Monday, March 22, 2010

Applique Tutorials

McCordsville, quilt top by Barbara Brackman,
inspired by the work of Susan McCord.

Karla Menaugh's blog offers a class in fine machine applique. A recent topic is how to prepare and applique split leaves or two-tone leaves like those in the quilt above.

 The pattern is from a book that Karla, Shauna Christensen, Deb Rowden and I did several years ago called Our Favorite Quiltmakers: Susan McCord.

Thanks, Susan McCord by EuJane Taylor,
Photographed at Quilt Market a few years ago.

The Shade Garden Sampler included several applique blocks based on McCord's style.

Shade Garden Sampler by Joan Nell

Cut Glass Dish by Dorothy LeBeouf

Cut Glass Dish by Ilyse Moore

See Susan McCord's original Harrison Rose from the collection of the Henry Ford Museum and a quilted version at Wendy Sheppard's blog

See more about our book here:


  1. Hi Barbara,

    That looks like a most interesting book! I am going to see if I couldn't get my hands on it.

    Thank you for linking to my wholecloth version of Harrison Rose. :)

  2. WOW, Barbara -- are you saying the applique shown in these images was done by machine!? HOLD ON - I am getting that book FAST! Gosh these are beauties.
    Julie TN