Saturday, July 30, 2016

Village Square

This is another Kim Diehl design from her Simple Whatnots Club. The fabrics are the Heritage Hollow design from Henry Glass. It's 37 1/2" square.

There's quite a bit of applique on this quilt so it took a little longer than tops that are pieced only, but I love the gently curving vine border. I fused the appliques in place with heat 'n bond light, and machine stitched them with a narrow zig-zag and monofilament thread.

I stitched in the ditch in most of the pieced sections, did a diamond pattern in the plain borders, and did echo stitching around the appliques.

This is one of the projects that is actually finished and hanging on the wall. Yay.


Old Towne

Having decided I rather like kits, I found this one on sale at Craftsy. The fabrics are all Sturbridge by Moda. The pattern is by Kathy Schmitz. The size is 49" x 59"... not a bed quilt, but a nice size for a throw. I couldn't fit the entire top in the picture, but this at least shows the borders on two sides. I have backing in the black print fabric so I'm on track to get it basted and quilted.

Grandpa George's Cabin

I am running out of wall space for any more small quilts so it's time to make some bed quilts. I saw a kit for Grandpa George's Cabin and loved the colors, so when it was on sale I bought it. The quilt pattern is designed by Joyce Weeks for Geoff's Mom Pattern Co. The fabrics are by Diamond Textiles and the quilt size is 82" x 89". Some of the homespuns in the kit were a little dark, so I substituted a few brighter colors from my stash.

I love the look of on point settings but I did find it rather tedious to stitch the blocks into rows and the rows together. So, though it took a while, the top finally got done. Now it is awaiting batting and quilting. Fortunately I have coordinating backing all set to go.