It’s three weeks since I last shared my cottage garden quilt, so it’s time for an update. This is the quilt designed by Kathryn Whittingham, she has published a book with all the patterns and instructions in. I’m throughly enjoying makig this one.
Last ime I’d just finished the top row of the quilt…
Having worked out how she balanced the quilt colourwise, I decided to stitch the bottom row next, as shape and colourwise it’s the mirror image of the top. It means I know I have sufficient fabric to do the more dominant borders the same, in particular the flower and the beehive block partners.
Everyone loves the chickens, but just as cute is it’s partner, the ducks. I think this is one of the blocks that made me want to buy the book! Aren’t they cute! I used the same fabricsfor the borders as the chickens, I need to check if that wave on the side borders irons out, if not I think I have a date with the seam ripper!
Next I stitched the garden shed. I didn’t quite place my applique pieces for the shed and the boots etc close enough together, so my tripod is a little near the edge, I might add another bee in the space to the right as well as it’s looking a bit empty. I stitched the borders on using the same green fabric but a different pink to the beehive.
I’ve a few more blocks to embroider before I can stitch this row together, but only one big one, so it shouldn’t take too long hopefully.
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, please follow the links above for lots of stitching inspiration