Anderson’s Farm Quilt

 

Anderson's Farm

Anderson's FarmMy sewing room has been unusually quiet this week as I’ve spent most evenings hand-sewing and last night I managed to finish the final block of my Anderson Farm quilt, a block of the month by Lynette Anderson.

The last block is rather nice, a big, spreading tree, but it did take quite a lot of sewing. The tree trunk and branches are felt, so I blanket-stitched round every twig and branch. The leaves are back-stitch, I stitched it with a variegated green DMC stranded cotton. The birds are sweet, they’re back stitch too, the button for this block is an owl which will sit on the big branch on the right hand side. I’ll stitch the button on after I’ve quilted as I think they will get in the way otherwise.

Anderson's Farm

I decided to call my quilt Crafty Creek Farm, the writing is meant to be a little uneven but I find that as difficult as ‘random’, I like the effect if someone else works it out for me, but as I was working out the letters, they are all in a straight line!

 

Last night I also managed to embroider the four hearts which will be cornerstones for the sashing. They’re not perfect but they will suffice for the corners. Stitching this quilt has made me want to learn how to do needle-turn applique properly, I’m tempted to have a serious look at the applique sticks that Lynette recommends at the Knitting & Stitching show on Friday, I’m hoping someone might be demonstrating them.

Anderson's Farm

Today I stitched the blocks together, it’s great to see it all coming together. All I’ve got to do now is the sashing, though as that includes 132 rectangles it’s going to take a little while!

I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not have a look what everyone else is stitching.

Anderson's Farm

 

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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24 Responses to Anderson’s Farm Quilt

  1. Kate says:

    Your quilt is beautiful!

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  2. sewchet says:

    A true heirloom quilt – you must be so proud!

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  3. catskillquilter says:

    This is lovely – CONGRATS!

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  4. CurlsnSkirls says:

    This is lovely, and I adore that tree design.
    CONGRATULATIONS, Margaret! xxx

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  5. Deborah says:

    I love the tree, you did a wonderful job, the quilt is going to be lovely when finished.

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  6. nanacathy2 says:

    Absolutely lovely. I like Lynnette Anderson designs. I did one of her embroideries this year.

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  7. Beautiful work! That quilt is just stunning

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  8. Thimberlina says:

    I just love it, are you going to use it, or hang it, or have it for fancy?

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  9. Pam says:

    What a charming, darling quilt! I love it!

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  10. Very pretty! I can see quite the story in the blocks!

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  11. What a great quilt. The tree is worth the effort, it really crowns the quilt beautifully. Congrats on your lovely work.

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  12. zozieposie says:

    How beautiful! I love trees
    I just blogged crochet 😊

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  13. kathyreeves says:

    What a wonderful quilt, congrats Margaret!!

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