I’m having a bit of a break from my vintage quilt, I’m just not feeling it at the moment – we’re having a bit of a rubbish time at home at the moment and I just need projects I can stitch and enjoy without too much concentration – there were too many important decisions with that one!!
Instead I’ve started a new quilt, it’s one I’ve been planning for a while – I bought some fabric for it at the Knitting and Stitching show last year but I wanted to get a few other quilts finished before I started this one.
The quilt is called the Cottage Garden Quilt. It’s in a book of the same name by Katherine Whittington. Kathryn does the quilting classes at Fabbadashery in Halifax, as soon as I saw the photos of the quilt on facebook I ordered the book. It’s gorgeous. It has lots of hand-embroidered panels of garden scenes. The instructions are for hand-piecing, sorry but mine will be hand-embroidered but machine pieced. I still haven’t decided on the quilting yet – that’s a long way off!
I decided to do the chicken panel first, it’s very cute! I used bondaweb to attach the applique shapes and I’ve now started blanket-stitching around them. I then need to add beak and legs and some flowers and grass for them to stand on.
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’l also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the link for more hand-stitching.