It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Coming Home quilt, I was on the home stretch having just finished the applique of eighty leaves in the four corners, plus birds, dots, vines…
I had already made the pieced blocks of the next border – I had deviated from Sarah’s design at this point as I didn’t want such a big quilt, it’s big enough as it is.
I just had to stitch them on, with an extra piece to fit into the corners. The borders went on really well, they fit perfectly. My last piece of stitching was twelve little houses in the corners, bending round the curve. They were meant to have two windows in each of them, but the houses are only narrow anyway, the windows would have been maximum a quarter of an inch wide…and I couldn’t face another 24 windows!!
The idea is that once the quilting is done, the corners will be curved, following the shape of all the other borders. I’ll have to learn how to put bias binding on a quilt!…
So I’m doing a happy dance round my sewing room! I’m well chuffed at how this one has come out, I think the colours work well, it’s nice and peaceful. I’m sending this quilt off to a long-arm quilter as it’s too big to do on my sewing machine, even with my new wider one. I love the design with all the rows of houses, it’s like a little village round the green.
I started this quilt in January 2019, it’s a quilt-a-long by Sarah Fielke, she does at least one BOM a year and it’s a great way of learning how to applique, but they do tend to be quite big quilts!
Hand Quilt Along Links
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.