Sunday, March 8, 2015
Gossip in the Garden...................................
Hello! I'm back with much to share, I have had emails asking when I was doing a blog post again! Been busy quilting and helping out at The Country Yard's New Years Launch. I quilted several samples for the shop ( Facebook followers would have seen some sneak peeks) but had to wait to share the finished quilts until after the special event. So first up is Gossip in the Garden.
"Their friendship revolved around cups of tea and gossip in the garden". Does this sound like a friendship you have with someone?
This delightful quilt was designed by Annie Downs of Hatched & Patched if you pop over to her blog her blog header features Gossip in the Garden, but Annie's fabric selection is quite different from mine.
I chose Kansas Troubles fabric, "Token of Friendship" which is quite fitting for a quilt about friendship. A selection of background fabrics including a lovely rich muddy primitive muslin makes for a quilt that will blend in well in my home!
One feature that appealed to me to make me say I was keen to make the shop sample was the Dresden Plates. There are four in total and another 'stubby/chubby Dresden', each with a sweet stitchery in the center circle.
Baskets of posies............................
Some traditional pieced blocks...............................
Once again I enjoyed using the apliqick tools from Lynette Anderson for all the applique and English Paper piecing.
I kept my quilting fairly simple, using plenty of stitch in the ditch of course, what may surprise you my loyal followers there are no feathers! Quilted over wool/ poly batting.
This quilt is available as you see with all these fabrics through The Country Yard.
I will leave you with some photo's of the shop after we revamped and reshuffled to make room for all the new eye candy. See you soon with some more quilts.