This week is about sewing all the blocks together for the Vintage Crosses Quilt sew-along. In this post, I explain how to stitch your quilt top together along with applique tips, links to videos, and lots of wonderful information on how I get the look of hand applique by machine.
I hope you have had a great week, and have been progressing with your Vintage Crosses quilt. I would love you to share your pictures, either on the Sharon Keightley Facebook group or Instagram #vintagecrossesquilt, I am so looking forward to seeing your color choices and your blocks. This week is all about the applique....
Week Three is all about the twelve small applique blocks, there is so much to tell you about these blocks and little tips to share.
I wanted to mention how I cut the triangles from your scrap fabrics. In this little video I show how I cut my triangles, using my scrap fabrics to get a lot of variation in fabrics.
Firstly I think it is important to talk about choosing colors, I have a fairly random approach to choosing the background fabrics for each of the cross blocks, once I decided on the fabrics I had chosen, I then cut them into triangles and the playtime begins. There are three possible ways you could select your fabrics for the cross blocks.
I loved every minute of working on this quilt, the idea started with a picture in my mind and once I got the first few blocks made, it just grew from there. I know you are going to enjoy making this quilt too, and I would love for you to join me. Read more......
I hope you are all looking forward to getting started soon on the Vintage Crosses Quilt Sew Along. It's going to be so much fun !...... After sorting through the list of items that need to be covered in the Sew Along, this is how I have decided to organize the weeks. Read more.....
I am so excited to share my Vintage Crosses quilt with you all, starting on the 1st of April 2020 I will be writing a series of blog posts sharing tips for piecing and applique while I hope you all join me in a sew-along to make this beautiful quilt. Please share this post with your quilting friends.
Ayla is my beautiful new granddaughter, how wonderful it is to have a new addition to the family. This has inspired me to make a bassinette quilt for her, and since she has definitely stolen my heart. I am making her a heart quilt. Just in time for Valentine's day. Take a look at the sweet quilt for a sweet little baby.
Now that the holidays are well and truly over, and we have started the year 2020. I am back in my sewing room while the house is peacefully quiet, my process for starting the new year is to finish some of the quilts that did not get finished at the end of 2019. One of the quilts to finish is the Treasures in the scrap bin quilt from the sew along, and as I am working on it I would be like to share my thoughts with you.
Last night I had a wonderful impromptu visit from my lovely friend Anna she brought me the most beautiful bunch of flowers from her amazing garden. Such a special gift, I am truly blessed to have her as my friend. Which made me remember a block inspired by her Roses called Anna's Treasure from my Rambling Ways quilt.