I have been able to finish up my Tilda House quilt, it is one of three large quilts that I just got back from the quilter this past week. I was able to get this one bound and the handwork done.
This is the back I selected for the Tilda House Quilt. I realized when I was doing the hand sewing on the binding that this fabric is perfect to experiment with broderie perse. I have never tried that type of appliqué and this seems like the perfect fabric to try it out. I also got all the fused appliqués on the Cold Wind Blows piece. I am now working on machine stitching them with a small zigzag stitch with Sulky Invisible Poly thread. It is a bit of a pain to deal with, but I do love that it really is nearly invisible. I am planning a different border for it. The fabric line had some really nice bird pieces in it. I had to do a good deal of fussy cutting to pull them out of the rest of the surrounding print, but worth the chopping up and waste of some of the fabric.
I decided to start a new project. Meadow Mist Designs has started the Morewood Mystery quilt. This month it is time to pick your fabric. I needed four coordinating fabrics. A nice way to dig into my stash and I found some really good ideas for it.
I am trying to decide on whether to use the navy blue floral print or the white floral. Now just to figure out a background fabric. For you fans of my daughter's pets. You might remember her very hadsome white and multi colored rooster Patrick. Well here he is with his lady hen Buttercup. They thought they would spend their afternoon napping in my daughter's vegetable garden. She was none too happy about it, as they thought that the little green tomatoes just sprouting on her tomato vines were going to be their afternoon snacks. I think they are headed for lock down.
Your Tilda House quilt is beautiful!ReplyDelete
lockdown or worse...chicken pot pie...lol!ReplyDelete
oh my goodness!ReplyDelete
you are such an inspiration!!
love, love your projects!!
Everything in your lineup this week is great. Love the finished Tilda house, your appliqué is coming along a treat and the broderie perse is a fabulous idea. Your daughter's birds do love to live dangerously! Thanks for linking up to the Chameleon's Colour & Inspiration party.ReplyDelete
Love the birds. What a perfect couple.ReplyDelete
Your work is amazing. You're so very crafty.
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Your quilt is beautiful and cozy. I would love to live in that neighborhood! Your birds are funny - and probably due for a lock down! :) Great fabric pull! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Sneaky Birds!! bet they were happy tho!! Lockdown for the birds - I love it! Tilda house is beautiful!!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful backing fabric and such a lovely complement to your beautiful freshly finished quilt!ReplyDelete
Pretty little house quilt, love the houses and trees together. I'll be looking forward to see how you put the small bird panels together. And speaking of birds, surely the tasty tomatoes plants are there for Patrick and Buttercup to enjoy, that's what they think anyway. Will they be joining the peacocks in their lockdown enclosure perhaps?ReplyDelete
Wow, your Tilda House is gorgeous! And lockdown for the chickens... ha ha ha!!!ReplyDelete
Your applique piece is really sweet. Congrats on the house quilt finish! They always look like deceptively easy blocks don't they!ReplyDelete
Love the feathered couple snoozing in the veggies. Tilda House is beautiful. Congratulations on the finish.ReplyDelete
I love your Tilda House quilt - really pretty! The hen and rooster couple aren't that much different from the rest of us - a cool, shady spot with snacks available are where you'll find me most days, too!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a fabulous finish... that must feel great!ReplyDelete
Enjoyed reading the Patrick update... sure hope they don't have to go into lockdown since it's very boring and stressful (speaking from COVID experience!)
About the mystery... I love your fabric choices and think they all work beautifully together. what about using all of them with the light floral as your background fabric?
Congratulations on your beautiful finish. Boy that Patrick and lady friend are sneaky!ReplyDelete
Tilda House Quilt is adorable, I love the soft colors and the design. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
Tilda house is lovely! And your bird blocks were definitely worth the effort. I can't wait to see how that progresses! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
I love you Tilda House quilt. Please tell me where I can get the pattern.ReplyDelete
Lovely house quilt; did you use a pattern or calculate the unit sizes yourself?ReplyDelete