Here we are in ‘lockdown’ once again with the COVID numbers growing rapidly in NSW and not enough of our population vaccinated to date……so it is time to get out some UFO’s.
The first finished project is ‘Whimsical Houses’
This is a baby quilt which was designed for a challenge with my local friendship group. We were gifted 4 fat quarters and set to task to design a medallion centre. As the fabrics were bright greens and pinks, I searched my stash for other ‘happy fabrics’.
The result is a small quilt which uses many techniques – the centre was foundation paper pieced, surrounded by whimsical houses. The houses are constructed using raw edge machine appliqué with an outside border English paper pieced.
I added details like curtains and door knobs to the houses with my Fabrico markers, as well as leaves on the flowers and shadowing on the roofs.
It was a fun quilt to make. The straight line background quilting was done using the ‘line tamer’ ruler, complimented with free motion and outline quilting. I like the ‘smoke curls’ quilted out of the chimneys.