Anderson’s Farm Quilt

Anderson's FarmI’ve been cracking on with my Anderson’s Farm quilt this week, I think I’ve got a couple of weeks before the next installment arrives so I want to get it finished.

This month I had two small blocks and a big block to stitch, I’ve made the appliqued heart and the little pieced block, I’ve just got the barn to make.

I’m having trouble transferring the designs onto the fabric, I bought some chalk transfer paper specially but I can’t get it to work, like there are no markings at all, I shall have to ring up the shop tomorrow to find out what I’m doing wrong. I transfered the pattern this time by holding it against a window and using a pencil, not ideal I’m sure but it worked!

Anderson's Farm

I’ve appliqued all the pieces on, I just have to do the embroidery now. I bought the pack of fabric for the quilt from Coast and Country (they are supplying the pattern each month) and I’m so glad I did, they’re lovely fabrics with tiny designs, interestingly none of them are ones I would have seen in a shop and thought Ooh, must have that! but they work so well for the pattern. It’s a bit of a lesson for me in fabrics to look for with this type of quilt.

Anderson's Farm

Anderson's FarmI started the embroidery last night, I’m particularly pleased with the little blue bird. I’m working my way up the fir tree at the moment. I’ve got another more complicated tree to stitch on the left, full of french knots! The pattern uses Valdani threads, having a box full of DMC threads I decided I would use those instead, Coast and Country kindly sent a DMC conversion chart and typically I had about four out of eighteen!

7-Splendid-Sampler-Amy-Sinibaldi-Block-multiThe next block for the Splendid Sampler has just been posted and it’s a cute embroidered block, so I might put the barn to one side after today to stitch that one as I’ve only four days before the next block comes out…I’ve suddenly got lots of hand-stitching 🙂

Linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday and Super Mom No Cape for Vintage Embroidery Monday. Why not have a look what everyone else is stitching?

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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11 Responses to Anderson’s Farm Quilt

  1. Jennifer says:

    Your stitching is beautiful. Love the little bird on the tree. Happy stitching.

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  2. Paula says:

    That is a very sweet little blue bird. Your pieced block and heart are quite charming too.

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  3. The little bird is so cute! The fabrics are just lovely for this project!

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  4. Linda says:

    Love the fabric and the pattern. It is working up nicely!! I also love the latest block from the sampler.


  5. dezertsuz says:

    I do like your block so far – the bird is great. I used a window for years for tracing, before someone bought me a light box. When I had a glass top coffee table, I put a light under it and used that, too. I’ve even used a snowy channel on the TV! Whatever it takes. 😉


  6. Raewyn says:

    It’s lovely to see your Anderson’s Farm… I’m stitching this one too… I’ve ended up with some of the same fabrics as well 🙂


  7. Nicola says:

    I always use a light box to trace stitchery designs on. I tape the pattern in place with some marking tape, and lay the fabric on top, securing with more masking tape. I then use a very fine Micron Pigma pen to trace the design, although you do need a very steady hand as the ink is permanent. A couple of strands of embroidery thread covers it perfectly.


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