I am not particularly good at hand work, and although there are many appliqué quilts and patterns that I love and admire, I rarely attempt one myself. I did fall in love with Kim McLean’s pattern called “The Village Quilt“, and bought it. Ahh… LOVED the houses, and used a lot of my Kaffe Fassett fabric on them. Such fun! But I found the full quilt too busy for me, so I early on decided I would not be doing the outer borders, just the houses and trees. That still left a lot of appliqué to be done. I decided this would hang on a wall, not get heavy use on a bed, so I fused the trees, branches, tiny animals etc to the quilt.
Thanks to Sandy, my long-arm quilty friend, who suggested a 1″ grid as the quilt design. It secured every bit of fused fabric, so they are safely attached to the quilt. I’ll be showing this quilt at the Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild quilt show in less than 2 weeks, so I’d better get that hanging sleeve on next!
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