Good Friday Morning,
This week I’d like to share my latest quilt project. It’s a gift for a new home. I found the pattern on the internet and loved the look. However, I wanted to use autumn themed colors so my quilt looks a bit different than the original but I love it anyway!!! It’s called “Ombre Herringbone Quilt” although I named mine “Our Home”. The directions can be found here if anyone is interested: http://www.sewdangcutecrafts.com/
Here’s my version I’m calling “Our Home”. You’ll notice that the border is the same fabric I used on my “Autumn Leaves” quilt because I love it sooo much! I had to pay attention to the layout as it became a bit confusing. I don’t see any mistakes…do you?
Here’s a closeup of the machine quilting. Straight lines following the herringbone pattern and a stipple stitch along the inner border. Due to arthritis, my days of hand quilting are gone.Here is the back. Still loving this fabric! You can really see the gridwork. And a sneak peek at the pillows.Here are 2 pics of the 4 pillows I made with leftover fabric. The decorative pillow covers are removable so they can be washed.And I won’t leave you without at least a card or two.
I didn’t have a teacup die so I traced and handcut. The background is embossed and the flowers and leaves are punched. Saw something similar to this on the internet so I made my own. I used woodgrain stock for the fence, brads for the ‘nails’ and punched some fun flowers. Simple little corner brackets finish it off. And last is a Paper Embroidery card I made for my partner for a PE/Iris swap. She received it and loved it!!!Well, that’s it for this week. Come back next Friday to see what I’ve been working on. I’ll give you a clue: Think famous painter who was the founder of French Impressionist painting.
See you all next week,