Thanks to signing up to the Aurifil Colour Builder club at Oh Sew Sweet Shop I've been able to add to my collection of Aurifil 40wt threads. African Wild Dog is this month's selection and these yellow threads - shades 2105, 2115 and 1135 - really are beautiful and are great for machine quilting.
One of the kits that I purchased last year from Coast and Country Crafts and Quilts was Clothesline Quilter, by Heart to Hand. The kit included the pattern for this pretty wallhanging, along with fabrics, embroidery threads, buttons and ribbon trimmings. The facial features of the "doll" were hand embroidered, and the face appliqued onto the background frabric. The layers were then build up, and the final embellishment were the ribbons and buttons...
...I don't stitch much wool applique, but I really enjoyed making these wool pennies. Once they were embroidered and had a backing added, they were attached to the lower edge of the wallhanging with buttons...
...a quick rummage in my craft box and I found a couple of wooden dolly pegs, and a length of twine was sourced from Mr F's gardening supplies! Now the Clothesline Quilter is ready to display in my serwing studio.
Back in July, when I signed up with Poppy Patch here in the UK for this mystery BOM - George and the Donkey, designed by Lynette Anderson Designs - I had no idea how much I was going to love stitching this quilt. Once the final block was completed, I just had to assemble the blocks with the 4 cornersones and add the hexagon border. This is such a clever design, I love the way the hills roll and curve around the cornerstones...
...another row of hexagons was stitched in place to make the final border for this pretty quilt - I've lost count of the number of different fabrics that I've used for this project, but all of them are from varoiuos collections also designed by Lynette Anderson. These muted colours all look fabulous together...
...and here's the finished quilt top - oh my goodness just look at all those hexagons. Honestly, I'm not sure that I would've started this if I'd known how many hexagons were needed for this project, but by stitching a few each month I actually fell in love with them. Now the quilt top is finished, I feel quite sad that it's over, although here comes the really tricky part - deciding how to quilt it!
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