The Cottage Garden Quilt

I’m really enjoying making this quilt, it’s from a book by Kathryn Whittingham who’s a local designer – pre-covid she ran quilting classes at Fabbadashery in Halifax. Last time I shared my progress I was embroidering some of the applique blocks…

Since then I’ve embroidered another two blocks and started making them up into their full quilt blocks, I’m really pleased with my fabric selection so far, all pretty pinks, greens and blues…

I stitched a tall red flower. The applique is all done with bondaweb, I tend to blanket-stitch round many of them, though Kathryn just does a neat back-stitch. Once the stitching was done I cut out 22 squares and made the borders.

I stitched a little garden hand fork, there is a trowel to go with it but that is further down the quilt…

I stitched the border round the little pink heart, it’s a simple log cabin block, I was originally going to do pinks on one half and greens on the other, but the traditional light and dark looked so much better..

I made four pinwheels, these actually go in a line on the final layout…

I think it’s going to be a very pretty quilt, this is the layout so far, though I may rearrange some of the pinwheels…

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.

Kathy, Margaret, TracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the links to see lots of hand-stitched inspiration.

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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19 Responses to The Cottage Garden Quilt

  1. I love this – the colours you have chosen are gorgeous and suit the design very well indeed.

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  2. Gail says:

    A great combination of embroidery and piecing

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  3. Kim Sharman says:

    Oh, this is a beautiful quilt, filled with pretty fabrics and whimsical designs. Lovely embroidery, too.

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  4. What cute blocks! Bet this quilt will be so pretty – light and airy!

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  5. That is so pretty! Love the fabrics and the applique plus embroidery – all a great combination!

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  6. Sharon says:

    This is so delightful. I love your fabric choices. Those chickens are so adorable!!!!

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  7. Beautiful and love your palette!

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  8. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Utterly charming, Margaret!

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  9. The blocks are all lovely but the chickens are my favorite! Your fabric choices are right on. I’m looking forward to viewing the finished flimsy, happy stitching!

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  10. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love seeing these blocks, especially the chicks! Great work!

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  11. I drool every time you show this embroidery and quilt project! It’s so beautiful.

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  12. Sherrie says:

    Hi,
    Love this quilt…so pretty and all the colors are gorgeous together.
    Can’t wait to see it done…have a great day!

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  13. Jenny Benton says:

    Lovely applique, I really adore the chicken block!

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  14. kathyreeves says:

    ❤️❤️❤️ this, it’s turning out so cute!

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  15. Cathie J says:

    This is going to be a really pretty quilt.

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  16. Deb says:

    Wish I could hit the like button about ten times.😍😍

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  17. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, this quilt is really great, such fun, I’m sure you are enjoying it. I love your colours and the layout. Good for you, you’re working on so many things, how do you organise your time, I couldn’t keep up the way you do, total admiration here and looking for some tips. Love Mandy xx

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