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On this page you can see the quilts that appear in the books for inspiration.

All quilts are by Kay Mackenzie unless otherwise noted.

Scroll down to see the quilts from all of the books.

Enjoy!

QUILTS
FROM THE BOOKS


Scrap-Appliqué Playground
Turn Quilting Scraps into Fun Appliqué Fabrics

Complete instructions are provided for these fun patched-appliqué projects.

Lollipop Grove by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
Lollipop Grove
35 x 25

Lollipop trees grow from rich, patched earth in a quiet river grove.

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Lollipop Park by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
Lollipop Park
28 x 11

Under the setting sun, plump birds fly home to their patchwork trees.

Studio by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
Studio
30 x 12

If you make a sign for your sewing room, it can be a studio, too!

Thank You, Teacher by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
Thank You, Teacher
10 x 12

Pick your most delicious red and green scraps and make a thank-you apple that the teacher can enjoy the whole school year.

Crazy Hearts by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
Crazy Hearts
21 x 21

Don't plan too much when sewing the heart compositions together. Much of the fun comes from the delightful surprises you'll get!

Pop Beads by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
Pop Beads
12 x 20

Groovy! Modern fabrics make bright and stylish Crazy-patch compositions. String these beads together for a look that's both retro and today.

Flower Patch by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
Flower Patch
23 x 23

Playground appliqué can be used for many motifs, including lovely flowers. Take any design to the playground!

Imaginary Blooms by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
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Imaginary Blooms
16 x 12

Let your imagination grow. Patch together some beautiful batiks and freehand cut your flowers! If you'd like to make the ones that I cooked up, the full-size patterns are provided.


Inspired by Tradition: 50 Appliqué Blocks in 5 Sizes

These quilts are part of the "Little Gallery of Ideas" section of the book. Block sizes, sashing, and border dimensions are given in the book in case you'd like to make something similar.

Coming Up Roses by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
Coming Up Roses

26 x 26

Four of the rose-themed designs in a classic setting. The outer border is embellished with motifs taken the the blocks.

 Appliquer at Heart by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
Appliquér at Heart

22 x 46

The choice of fabrics can create the look and feel you like.

Cherry Jubilee by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
Cherry Jubilee

I made individual 8" cherry-themed quilts and strung them up with mini clothespins.


photos by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
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A sampling of designs from Inspired by Tradition.

In the book, all 50 blocks are shown as line drawings and also stitched in fabric.

Choose your block size and print at home from the bonus CD.


Easy Appliqué Blocks: 50 Designs in 5 Sizes

These quilts are part of the "Little Gallery of Ideas" section of the book. Block sizes, sashing, and border dimensions are given in the book in case you'd like to make something similar.

Blooms in Red and Yellow by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
Blooms in Red
And Yellow

32 x 32

Arrange some of the floral designs using your favorite colors for a beautiful bouquet sampler.

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There's One in Every Crowd by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
There's One in
Every Crowd

17 x 24

A Westie is crashing
the Scottie party!

The Mackenzie Family Quilt by Kay Mackenzie
photo by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
The Mackenzie
Family Quilt

25 x 25

Each of the blocks in this funny little wall quilt has special meaning for me and my husband. You can make a family sampler too!


photos by Brent Kane, courtesy of That Patchwork Place
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A sampling of designs from Easy Appliqué Blocks.

In the book, all 50 blocks are shown as line drawings and also stitched in fabric.

Choose your block size and print at home from the bonus CD.


Projects appearing in Dolls & Dresses to Appliqué

Doll Shoppe by Kay Mackenzie
Doll Shoppe

30 x 34

All dozen dolls dressed in their finery, just waiting to go home with a little kid...
of any age!

The pattern for this quilt is included in the book. Use your favorite appliqué method, or follow Kay's instructions for fusible machine appliqué.

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 Bright Eyes by Kay Mackenzie
Bright Eyes

14 x 17

Violet has a little red dress just like the ones I wore when I was a girl.

Kitty block by Brenda Cornell
Kitty Friends

by Brenda Cornell

Brenda used the computerized embroidery feature on her sewing machine to stitch out delightful details.

Kitty block by Brenda Cornell
by Brenda Cornell

Machine-embroidered cats and kittens make welcome companions.

Let It Snow block by Holly Mabutas
by Holly Mabutas

Dressed up for a winter outing!


Three of the dolls from the sampler quilt.


HOME

Home quilt

HOME
A Heartfelt Nap Quilt

38 x 48

You'll want to settle down with this on your most comfy sofa!

Use your favorite form of appliqué.

Pattern booklet includes complete construction information.

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Examples appearing in Teapots 2 to Appliqué

Tea with the Empress quilt

Tea with the Empress
40 x 40
by the owners and staff of Always Quilting

An easy sampler quilt showing off all the teapots in the collection.

The pattern for this quilt is included in the book. Use your favorite appliqué method.

Always Quilting offers teapot block-of-the-month and kits in fabrics similar to those shown.

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Tip Me Over quiltTip Me Over
21 x 15
by Shannon Wilkinson

Shannon used raw-edge machine appliqué and bright cheerful fabrics for this adorable wall quilt.

Pinwheels and Tea quiltPinwheels and Tea
12 x 32
by Janet Locey

Janet used prepared-edge machine appliqué and her collection of 1800s reproduction fabrics to make this lovely banner.

A Little More Tea quiltA Little More Tea
40 x 40

Here's Kay's version of the sampler quilt from the book.

She chose a variety of lovely floral fabrics to represent the china patterns.

Tea Garden quiltTea Garden
31 x 31
by Pam Crooks

Rich batiks and Kaffe Fassett fabrics caught Pam's eye on a trip to the quilt shop.

The charming vine-and-sugar-bowl border is her own design.

OrientalOriental Teapot
15 x 20
by Verona Flint
and Kay Mackenzie

Verona hand-appliquéd the batik teapot and Kay put it into an improvisational setting. Kay used decorative stitches on her sewing machine for the quilting.


Projects appearing in Baskets to Appliqué
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Sixteen Baskets quiltSixteen Baskets
38 x 38

A sampler quilt showing off all the baskets in the collection.

The pattern for this quilt is included in the book. Use your favorite appliqué method.

Cut Flowers quiltCut Flowers
28 x 28

This classic four-block wall quilt, shown for inspiration, employs a limited palette pulled from the beautiful floral border fabric.

Janet Locey's basketsDelectable Basket Blocks
by Janet Locey

Janet used free-motion machine embroidery to make her egg basket.

Some alternate basketsChange It Up
38 x 38

From psychedelic to sophisticated, retro to vintage, classic to country, the choice of fabrics can create the look and feel you like.

Broderie perse basketBroderie Perse Block

A fun and easy variation taking advantage of a bouquet cut from a lovely floral fabric.

PamBlack Magic
38 x 38
by Pam Crooks

Pam created a stunning effect using glowing batiks on a black background.


Projects photographed for A Merry Little Christmas to Appliqué
A Right Jolly Old Elf quiltA Right Jolly Old Elf
18 x 20

The cover quilt -- a sampler of some of the designs, with the jolly old elf as the center of attention.

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Happy Christmas to All quiltHappy Christmas to All
24 x 28

Santa and a cheerful collection of seasonal images that complement his visit.

Karen Garrett's apron detailStylized Poinsettia
by Karen Garrett
6 x 6

Karen adorned a Christmas apron with the poinsettia design and resin decors.

Plum Pudding quiltPlum Pudding
14 x 28

One of Kay's favorite designs from the book.

Santa Stops to Feed
the Three French Hens
by Janet Locey
34 x 27

The chicken was Janet's special request. She created this very amusing Christmas Eve scene putting together her favorite elements.

PoinsettiasPoinsettias on Point
by Pam Crooks
36 x 36

Pam created a rich fuchsia batik wall quilt using her favorite design.


These are the quilts that appear in Growing Hearts to Appliqué
Growing Hearts quilt Growing Hearts
34 x 34

The cover quilt -- a sampler of all of the designs in the book.

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Jean Post's Batik Baskets table runner Batik Baskets
by Jean Post
40 x 18

A lovely table runner using elements from two different designs.

Janet Locey's Flowering Hearts quilt Flowering Hearts
by Janet Locey
quilted by Gail Belmont
34 x 34

Janet's collection of Civil War reproduction fabrics lends this charming piece an Americana look.

Pam Crooks' Tropical Garden Hearts quilt Tropical Garden Hearts
by Pam Crooks
34 x 34

Pam used a black background to set off the glowing colors to splendid effect.


Here are the quilts that appear in Teapots to Appliqué.

Note: This book is out of print. A pattern pack with all of the designs is available on the Patterns page.

Cake and Tea quilt Cake and Tea
18 x 14

This small glimpse into someone's parlor provides an example of how the designs can be used to create your own personal version of teatime.

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Jean Post's Afternoon at the Cabin quilt Afternoon at the Cabin
by Jean Post
33 x 25

Jean created this cozy and inviting scene using designs from the book and her own hand appliqué methods.

Janet Locey's Majolica Tiles quilt Majolica Tiles
by Janet Locey
30 x 30

Janet is accomplished at a number of machine techniques. She used her specialty, "full throttle appliqué," to stitch up this wonderful sampler.

Shall I Pour? quilt Shall I Pour?
45 x 45

A collection of all of the teapot designs in the book. These versions allow beautiful fabrics to represent the china patterns.

Teapot Quartet quilt Teapot Quartet
27 x 27

A smaller collection of fancier china. These are some of the designs with their optional decorations.


Quilts photographed for the cover of
Dog Cabin and Others: A Fast Fun Theme-Quilt Project.

Use your own favorite theme!

Poodlepalooza and I'd Rather Be Quilting both show the optional narrow border. Catty Corner is an example of the project without an inner border.

Kay was previously a hand quilter only, and learned to machine quilt especially so that she could appropriately finish these quick and easy projects. As you can see, the quilting does not need to be fancy or elaborate. In these busy little scrappers, the explosion of color and pattern is what the eye sees.

Poodlepalooza quilt
Poodlepalooza 45 x 54

Catty Corner quilt
Catty Corner 34 x 43


I'd Rather Be Quilting quilt
I'd Rather Be Quilting 32 x 40



Catty Corner was quilted in lines with the walking foot on. The other two received simple free-motion meandering and loop-de-loops, with capital X or capital Q quilting in the borders.






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