Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Experimenting with Broderie Perse type Applique'

Gay Boomer of Sentimental Stitches is offering another free sew along. A Re-do of an endearing vintage signature quilt she is referring to as "Dear Daughter".
I tried to resist, really I did... but alas I'm now diving in head first.

There are a great many circle blocks in this quilt - possibly to represent Love Eternal or maybe even Wedding Rings. Women used their own fabrics and style to come up with ways to adorn the Circle signature blocks they made for the quilt recipient.

Not all of the blocks are Circles... here are my versions of Blocks 3 and 6.

These were quick to choose fabrics for.
But the Circles -oh those blank circles.
What ever shall I fill them with? I ponder longer than I sew.
Thankfully, some ideas are starting to come to me.



If you'd like to join in - visit Gay's page HERE.

For curious minds - here is an official defination of Broderie Perse:
It is the art of cutting out fabric images, arranging and sewing them back together onto a background fabric to create an entirely new scene. It was common in the 17th century to pin or baste the raw edge elements down and then use embroidery stitches around the edges to neatly secure the cut outs into place onto the background fabric. Today many quilter's are using needle turn techniques to achieve a similar look.

every quilt tells a story....


  1. This is a very different technique. The blocks have a vintage look about them. It will be fun to watch your quilt come along.

  2. Glad you joined the quilt-a-long. You are off to a beautiful start.

  3. Oh we are suckers aren't we? I'm glad you are joining in as these are gorgeous. I look forward to watching your progress from a distance this time. I just can't take on one more thing (wait, isn't that what you just said? - wink!).

  4. I've never tried Broderie Perse, though it always fascinates me to see such creative use of fabric. Your blocks look beautiful!

  5. Including the broderie perse is a fantastic solution!

  6. Gorgeous fabrics the browns and the pinks. Another lovely quilt coming to life.

  7. Well, that is a good start you have made. Beautiful applique, must have been fun te make!

  8. I am saving the patterns but have been able to resist diving it. It gets harder the more blocks I see that quilters have made. Such a variety of looks for the same patterns. I have seen a lot of broderie perse being the last year.

  9. Such a beautiful quilt pattern, indeed... I LOVE broderie perse, so easy (the only "difficulty" being the careful cutting around the design) and full of possibilities :D

    In stitches,

  10. Such a dear little brown bird! Your blocks are really coming along the soft, mellow feel of the fabrics. (I would like to start after June - collecting the patterns as we go...who can resist Gay’s antique quilt sew-a-longs...)

  11. Looks like a fun new project. I have never done this type of applique' but I have done a little different fussy cutting applique'
    Your blocks look lovely and they are so you.

  12. Those are beautiful blocks! Especially love the little bees :) I am taking a class in November with Margaret Sampson George so expect I may do a bit of Broderie Perse then!

  13. Very pretty :) I signed up for the project in the beginning unaware of how many donuts were in it :) On my end, biding my time and only working on non-donut blocks ( just 2 thus far! :)

  14. I'm three quilts behind this one...but it's on the list! I think the broderie perse choice make or break this one. Yours are making it. ;)

  15. Your blocks are just lovely! Hey, Karen said you might be joining in on the Dearest boy how!! I hope so!

  16. Hola Doreen !! Descubro tu blog a través karen Log Cabin Quilter tu trabajo se ve maravilloso

  17. Thank you for sharing with everyone. I know everything about you. It's great and it's great.


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