Last August I took a hand applique class from Cheryl Kerestes at Endless Mountains Quiltworks in Tunkannock, Pa. Her patterns, mainly hand applique, have been featured in many national quilt magazines in the past few years. Her work is impeccable and what I like about her work is that she uses fabrics that I love, like Kaffe Fassett, Martha Negley, Philip Jacobs, etc. She brought along several of her quilts to show us and they are all very large ones. This pattern for this one consisted of 14 blocks, but I stopped at four. She has a hand applique butterfly quilt in the July/August issue of Love of Quilting I believe that is very near the top of my to do list. (Unfortunately I have way too many on that list, but anyway...) The applique is done by hand, needle turn but I machine quilted the background myself. I wish I had more of that background fabric but I could not find the name of it anywhere on the piece that I had and I've been unable to find it anywhere.
Hope you enjoy looking at it. Again the photos are from my older camera. Still have not had time to buy new batteries for the newer one. Sally