Last week I managed to finish the last of the embroidered blocks for my Staying Home quilt. This is my adaptation of the SAL organised by Natalie of the BirdHouse, she organised various quilt designers in Australia to give a free 6″ design for a quilt block during the lockdown. There were 16 blocks altogether, I’ve stitched 13 of them.
These are my latest four…
This one is by Lynette Anderson, as you can see I’ve also started sashing them. The embroideries are 6″ square, so with two rows of narrow sashing, the blocks will have a finished size of 10″.
I think this is one of my favourite blocks of the whole quilt, it’s cute without being twee. I like all the different stitches in it, such as buttonhole, pistel and fly-stitch. It’s designed by Marg Low.
The house under the rainbow is a design by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. I stitched this rainbow with chain-stitch, which I think worked better than the back-stitched one in the first photo.
I decided to stitch purple cosmos with an orange centre, the design is by Chandlers Cottage, it’s very delicate and pretty.
I wanted a decent sized quilt, not just a wall-hanging, so I had an idea to alternate the blocks with a house block, hence I made thirteen embroidered blocks, so with twelve house ones I’d have a quilt 5 x 5 blocks. The 10″ sashed blocks will have 2″ squares in between, giving a quilt of 62″ square, if I don’t add any more borders!!
So over the last couple of days I made twelve house blocks…
This is a free pattern by Material Girl Quilts, the actual pattern makes a block 5.5″ x 7″, so I adapted it slightly to make a 6.5″ square block. It’s a really quick and easy block too.
This is all made with fabric left over from my Coming Home quilt, I’ve still got plenty left I think to cut all the sashing and the 2.5″ squares from.
On Suday I’ll be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the link for lots of stitching inspiration.