Five Day Challenge

I’ve been nominated to post pictures of my quilts for the next five days. My friend Kelly Ashton is the one who got me into this. Here’s the thing, I’ve been reading about 365 Challenges – do something, apparently anything, every day for a year. I’m intrigued but my first thought is I’ve already done that – remember the “Star a Day Quilt?” I didn’t even know I was doing a 365 Challenge when I made it! I was just making one star – each day  – for a year!

I’m not quite ready for another year long commitment. But this is just five days! I can handle finding and posting pictures of my quilts for the next five days. (And the challenge didn’t say anything about them being finished so don’t be shocked if you see quilt tops!) Here goes:

Day 1: Applique, because it’s my favorite! Here is “Blue Pot” first up for the simple reason that she is hanging in the entryway at the moment so was easy to grab a photo. “Blue Pot” is hand appliqued and machine quilted. (Theresa Ward of Always Quilts did the beautiful machine quilting.)01-64 B1201 Finals.indd

“Blue Pot” is a little bit famous because she is the cover quilt of my book “Back Basting Applique Step by Step” (Martingale)

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And here is “Purple Pot”, she is a first cousin to “Blue Pot”. It’s the same pattern but Miss Purple is stitched entirely by machine. I did the machine applique and Theresa Ward did that pretty machine quilting.Purple Pot

I’ll be back tomorrow with more quilt photos. You can also follow on Facebook (Barbara J Eikmeier Quilter) or Instagram (bjeikmeier).