Anderson’s Farm

Anderson's FarmAmongst everything else I’ve been trying to keep up with my Anderson Farm quilt, I’ve been concentrating on finishing block 9, the penultimate block, as I knew the final block would be arriving any day!!

It’s a really sweet block called ‘Welcome’ showing a mare and her foal. When I first looked at it I thought the trees would take FOREVER! But I persevered and actually they didn’t take that long! The leaves on the left hand tree are lazy daisy stitch together with three french knots.  I used a DMC variegated thread in green and purple which I think work pretty well.

The hills and the horses are all appliqued with bondaweb and blanket stitch,the foal is in a dark brown felt, which I find doesn’t stick quite so well as quilting cotton. The right hand tree leaves  are just straight stitches. I picked a soft green/beige variegated thread to start with, but I decided within one branch it was too light, so I substituted one thread with a medium green. If I was stitching it again I would have used a more verdant green, but you can do a lot with hindsight! The button provided by Lynette as part of the block-of-the-month is of a bird in its nest, it sits in that slight gap on the left hand tree. I’m not stitching buttons on now until I’ve done the quilting.

Anderson's Farm Quilt

I stitched another heart block and a hen and chicks block which together made block nine.

Anderson's Farm Quilt

The instructions said I could now stitch this block to a length of 1.5″ blocks I made a couple of months ago, together with the rabbit and the fox blocks I stitched in the summer. The blocks were now taking shape.

Anderson's Farm Quilt

I arranged on the floor the remaining blocks in a possible pattern and actually when the final block arrived today in the post I wasn’t far out  🙂

I arranged the remainding blocks in a possible pattern and actually when the final block arrived today in the post I wasn't far out  :-)

I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow-stitching Sunday, why not have a look what everyone else has been 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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14 Responses to Anderson’s Farm

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Well done, Margaret!


  2. Trisha says:

    This lovely, especially the cute chickens!


  3. CathieJ says:

    Oh that is going to be such an adorable quilt! I appliqued and embroidered blocks are interspersed with the pieced blocks. So pretty.


  4. karenlogcabinquilter says:

    Well done, I like the simplicity of the shapes.


  5. Love the hearts and the blue bird on the top of the trees!
    What a spectacular quilt! So many details to see… way to go!


  6. Such a fun group of blocks to look at!


  7. Gail says:

    That last comment was from me…sorry!


  8. This is such a beautiful project ; love all of the intricate embroidery!


  9. Thimberlina says:

    Aw, this is sooo cute! I hope you’re gonna keep it for yourself, it looks a good size for snuggling up on the couch when it’s finish 😃


  10. adaisygarden says:

    It’s beautiful! Love the stitches


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