Monday, 20 July 2009

Heart and Home Quilt

Well, I've finally managed to make a start on my third quilt - I've been raring to get going on it for weeks now! The pattern (below) is called 'Heart & Home' – fell in love with it as soon as I saw it last year!!

............ it will test not only my patchwork and quilting skills, but also my ability to do appliqué! I've done the iron-on type before, but with this, I want to do the proper needle-turn appliqué ....... iron-on is fine for a wall-hanging, but as this is a quilt and will be washed (occasionally!), I think it needs to be sewn on. The pattern version has been made with a range of fabric called 'Madeira', but the shop had sold out of that when I bought the pattern, so I bought 'Wildflower Serenade' instead, which is fairly close to the Madeira range in its colours.
........... and here are the first three blocks completed

....... looking good so far!


Deb said...

Nice pattern Julia, can't wait to see your progress on it. I am sure you will have no problem with the needleturn as you are so good at stitching.

Handmade by Vivi said...

Oh Julie, you are going a great job.. it looks like exactly the same as it is on the book... it will be gorgeous when you put all the 3 parts together!

Carrie P. said...

I like this quilt a lot and you did a great job on your applique.

Wendy K said...

I have that same pattern! Except mine is still hidden away in my stash somewhere. Love your first 3 blocks, the colours are yummy!

DAWNIE said...

Just love the country fabric you have picked - great pattern - cant wait to see the finished product in months to come.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there...this is absolutely those warm colours♥x