PP: ‘The Village’

A few of the PP are getting together each month to work on a ‘village’ quilt. Most of us are doing ‘Robianville’ by Robyn Coots, an appliqué 5 panel pattern,

Robyn Coots applique pattern 'Robianville'.

and a couple are doing Quiltmania’s village ‘Mystery Quilt by Yoko Saito.

'Quiltmania Mystery Quilt'

‘Quiltmania Mystery Quilt’

Jennifer has started a collection of greens for the hills and trees, while

Sue began selecting tree bark, or building fabrics from her stash of fat quarters.

Sue began selecting tree bark, or building fabrics from her stash of fat quarters.

Sara cut and pinned her hills by fussy cutting from an ombre fabric.

Sara cut and pinned her hills by fussy cutting from an ombre fabric.

Julie's 'Australiana' interpretation.

Julie’s ‘Australiana’ interpretation.

Julie decided to work smaller, so reduced the pattern by 50%. With a stash of fabrics printed with Australian homesteads, houses, and buildings, she is fussy cutting and appliquéing to build each panel.

I have begun building the background hills.

I have begun building the background hills.

For this piece of work I am using a variety of techniques as I go along. For this part, it’s turned edge work which I think I will machine stitch down with a monofilament thread. Well, that’s the plan – let’s see how it goes!

Check back next month for a squiz at where we’re up to in this appliqué journey!

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