I have been working hard on this applique quilt throughout the winter. I am super thrilled with it, and am delighted to give you this Ta-Dah! moment!!
It was a ‘block of the month’ kit from Antique Angel. I saw it at the Ardingly Quilt Show last year, and fell in love with it immediately. I love the cute houses and the colour scheme is just gorgeous! It’s really bright and fresh. It was designed by Bunny Hill Designs. Wow! How I would love to be able to design something like this, and then there’s choosing the fabric!
Each month I received a beautifully wrapped kit for 1 block, with instructions and patterns. I did keep up at first, but lapsed when I unfortunately cut a background wrong! (Antique Angel came to the rescue with a few fresh pieces of fabric). Since January I have spent most evenings (and some days)sewing!
Now it needs quilting. I think that might be a job for next winter! I think I will hand quilt as my machine quilting is not very good, and I don’t want to spoil it.
Some of my favourite bits! See the school background – the red with the flowers? That’s my backing fabric! When it’s quilted, each door will have a tiny button handle.
I really enjoyed the little bits of embroidery here and there like the branch behind the rabbit. It really sharpens the images and makes them ‘pop’!
I just love Sunbonnet Sue and her little dog! The dog still needs a ribbon colllar.
How about the 3 shops?
Did I tell you how super thrilled I am with it?