What’s happening in the ‘Village’ this month? Julie is powering on adding homesteads to her ‘Australiana’ theme. She has cleverly sewn a line across the lower edge of the panel, to show where the bottom of the appliqué is meant to sit, for later on where it joins the sashing strip.
Angela has decided to see how it goes by reducing the pattern to 75%, and try a ‘spooky’ theme. The ‘houses’ are going to be hand appliquéd using her own templates.
As for me, I’ve decided toy stick with the original background, add the trees on the horizon, and then have another think about the houses.
This is going to be a slow quilt to make. There are over 30 houses to appliqué, and if one house is completed each month – that makes it a three year project! So, let’s see how far I get between now and next month…..
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,
and a couple are doing Quiltmania’s village ‘Mystery Quilt by Yoko Saito.
‘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.
Sara cut and pinned her hills by fussy cutting from an ombre fabric.
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.
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!