I have been addicted to this design, I am having so much fun with it. I feel the need to confess that I am truly addicted to working on my quilts. I love every stage of the process, and each quilt is a favorite. ( oh there may be a concession to that statement, I am not a fan of sewing down the binding ) I get caught up in the design so much that it wakes me up at night and I find I am calculating measurements in my sleep. ( there's a true confession ) You probably all think I am nuts now. Haha Well this little 'My Home Town' Quilt is no exception.
I have been loving the Lynette Anderson fabrics, they are full of cute whimsical pictures, the fun thing has been to fussy cut some of these as with the cats in the doorway of my houses. So Cute!
Take a look at the progress so far.
Pieced backgrounds always give interest. A good excuse to use more fabric. In this design originally I thought it would give the look of the town square, but I have used subdued fabrics that blend into the background so not sure if I have accomplished the town square look. I am happy with the look all the same.
You can see the cute little cats in the doorway of this house. I have made two red houses and two blue ones. So much fun.
With the blue houses I have used the heart fabric for the doorway, 'Home is where the heart is'.
I am looking forward to working on the corner blocks and have decided to piece the background for these as well.
I am enjoying sharing this design process with you all and love to hear your comments. I would love to hear any suggestions you have along the way.
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This morning I find myself with too many quilts in progress at one time! They are all at a stage that they can be worked on and I love them all !
The first one is the BOM 2018 which I have almost finished the quilting, I only have the very last border to finish. If you missed this last year, you can find the full pattern for this quilt here.
These are just a few of the things that I got up to in 2018. There is more to come but I am not able to tell you just yet. I will keep you all posted when I am able to spill the beans. Lot's of secret sewing has been going on.
New patterns are coming along, so in the New Year there will be some surprises.
The Full version of the Winterwood Pattern is now available as a full pattern containing everything you need to complete the whole quilt. The Winterwood quilt pattern can be found here containing 71 pages. This is one of my favorite quilts, I loved every minute of making this beautiful quilt. Sometimes everything seems to go along so smoothly when designing and making a quilt, this quilt was one of those times.
It's been such a long time since I posted, I am going to start today off with a post about the Zig-Zag border I am making for my Roses quilt.
There are many ways to make a Zig-Zag border, I have chosen to use half square triangles.
Here's how it works.
I cut 2 1/2 inch strips from a dark print and a light print then matched the light and dark print fabrics with right sides facing. I used a half square triangle ruler to cut out the pieces. Taking them to the sewing machine and sewing them together with a 1/4 inch seam. I like this method, it's fast and requires very little trimming.