The best laid plans... I've been in bed all weekend struck down with something horrible. Ugh! I have so much I'm looking forward to doing but can't keep my head up for long enough. See you on the other side of this hiccup with the shiny new BOM #WraptInLove
All thoughts have turned to pansies.. which makes sense when you know that pansy means 'thought' in French. Well, I'm having good thoughts over gorgeous fabrics as I set about making these meaningful motifs. Hold Onto Your Heart Part 2 is launched and is waiting over in the Members Only Download area. #HoldOntoYourHeart #BOM2019 #Applique #Quilting #EstherAliu #Pansy
How about a romantic stroll through this lush midnight garden?!
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, naturally my mind wanders over into 'Love Always' territory.. afterall, isn't that how all love letters sign off??
Red and white... so classic, so perfect. This colourway never dates and is full of so much history. Inspired by the ever intriguing Love Entwined, this is an entirely new design hopelessly devoted to re-imagining the original in an updated but still breathlessly beautiful design. This is quilt for applique enthusiasts and lovers of fine detail and heirloom quilts. Due to popular demand, I am providing Love Always in 2 sizes, a large and a small: 84 x 84 inches or 56 x 56 inches. As for me? I have 3 x lined up to make in different colourschems. Yes three! You can't have too much of a good thing.. #LoveAlways #BOM2018 #EstherAliu #Quilting #Applique
I love 'Hold Onto Your Heart' so much that I'm making two. This one is gentle colour scheme and I am loving it already. It feels like a fabric pool of calm to just wade into. Can't stop looking at this Heartfelt Centre..and I can only imagine how much I'm going to love the whole quilt top once it's done. One step at a time.. #HoldOntoYourHeart #BOM2019 #EstherAliu #Applique #Quilting #QuiltBlog #QuiltGroup
Designing 'Queen's Garden' was a real hoot, I think I'm a frustrated gardener at heart, all my quilts are obsessed with pathways, garden rooms and blooms. All the things that make me swoon.. I really have to make time to make this one and I think this colourscheme speaks to me the most right now..
Look who's on flash sale! Yup, it's Queen's Garden and this gorgeous bloom busting quilt pattern is on sale - $4.80 USD for 48 hours. So if you love it, snap it up quick!
Yes, of course I'm still deciding between fabrics, it just wouldn't be 'me' otherwise. This is my 'live and let loose' quilt, so I'm free to just go crazy and do whatever outlandish thing the fabric calls me to do. But even with all this 'freedom', I keep sliding into indecision. Honestly, it's exhausting. There must be a medical term for this kind of fabric infatuation. But more importantly, what do you think? The purple dots, the circus stripes or the KFC circles? Can't you just see that each one is fabulous in it's own special way? So much stunning fabric, it's like a party on my wall right now as I pin, pin, pin. I love this quilt. The Heartfelt Centre is really speaking to me. #HoldOntoYourHeart #HeartfeltCentre #BOM2019 #EstherAliu #Applique
Playing around with my Heartfelt Centre block fabrics - decisions, decisions! #HoldOntoYourHeart #BOM2019 #EstherAliu
I love this sight, it means progress is on it's way. By now, I didn't see myself still doing it like this. I have a Brother Scan n Cut sitting on my table.. but I've been so busy, I haven't actually had time to 'use' it. How ridiculous is that? I have to finally tackle it before it gets covered in dust!
Sometimes fabrics I love..don't love me back. I really wanted this gorgeous fabric to work for the template I was 'envisioning' it in, they create 'hearts' and I thought the romantic couple embracing was just too lovely to pass up. But alas, it just didn't zing - so I have set it aside for another project at another time. Applique is such an expression of joy via fabric that I knew the fabrics had to all 'get along'. I spend so much time auditioning fabrics that they take on a personality. Yes, I probably am a bit fabric obsessed, but then again - aren't all applique enthusiasts?!! #HoldOntoYourHeart #BOM2019 #BlockOfTheMonth #HeartfeltCentre #EstherAliu #Applique #Fabric #IMadeItWithFabric
What a perfect print for this template! Gorgeous! #HoldOntoYourHeart #BOM2019 #EstherAliu