I loved putting together the centre "greene" with those quarter square triangles surrounded by the sidewalk. I have a funny feeling I might have to fudge my blocks a tad to make everything fit.
A lot of the blocks have had their challenges for me. The quilt can be made using the applique instructions or the paper-piecing method. The fabrics arrived each month cut in pieces for each block. Unfortunately, my paper-piecing method uses much larger pieces than intended, so I ran out of some fabrics and had to remake the blocks accordingly with my own scraps. Thank goodness for my stash!
I adore the row with the church, and just think how nice it will look when the wrinkles are pressed out!
As you can see, some of the blocks are embellished with embroidery. The kit actually included materials to do ribbon embroidery, but I wasn't ready to tackle that, so substituted with good old fashioned embroidery floss.
This is the block that I am working on. Still have to add the apples!
Congrats to Dolores, the winner of my gently used Fernhill pattern and some Hollyhock Cottage fabrics. It is nice to know the pattern will be going to a good home. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments!
I thought I'd also give you an update on The Ladies of Downton Abbey quilt. I managed to finish sewing the three narrow borders on and am ready to make the shoo fly blocks and the square in a square blocks for the next pieced border. I must have wiggled the camera a little...sorry for the fuzzy picture.
I worked on the quilt during the last three Mondays, when I have headed to the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre and joined some local quilters for a morning sew-in. We bring along our sewing machines and set up in the arts and crafts room. There is plenty of space, excellent lighting and a big floor so I was able to lay out the quilt top to take the picture. It is so enjoyable to sew along with quilt friends, sharing our projects and our quilting stories, and finishing it off with lunch at a local eatery afterwards. I love Mondays!
It's a great day for quilting!