Sunday, November 29, 2015

Country Progress


Here is the pony from Month 8 of Lynette Anderson's 2015 BOM for The Quilt Show, My Country House. Mine is pretty much the same as Lynette's design, I just made the legs a little thicker and the stomach a little fatter so she looks more like a pony than a horse. When you search for pony photos online, they all look extremely well fed!

(And if you somehow haven't seen those Scottish ponies in their cardigans, you should definitely have a look here.)

In addition to all the individual blocks that I've been showing, last month I also managed to sew the postage stamp border around the centre house block:


Those are 3/4" stamps, because my quilt is 3/4 scale! There still need to be hearts appliqued into the dark green squares, and the flowering vine appliqued onto the pale yellow border. And the blue bird is still missing from the right chimney.

Even with lots left to do, it was time to finalize the layout so I can finish all the details. So, here it is all pinned up on my design wall:


It's coming along! The squirrel and the owl applique blocks in the top row both have leaves that will overlap the adjacent blocks, so those are not finished yet. And the Month 4 strip across the bottom is completely missing.

But, I don't feel too far behind. Half the flags for the final Month 12 border are already done. Plus, wool applique really is a lot faster than needleturn. And, it makes a relaxing break from working on the machine. So, that is what I'm going to do today! My half square triangles for Week 1 of Allietare are now half done, and I feel comfortable taking a day off. I'll get back to them tomorrow.

So, it's more slow stitching this Sunday, and I'm linking up to Kathy's Quilts again this week. Plus, I'll link up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times tomorrow. Happy stitching!

22 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Your quilt is beautiful! Love all the different colors
    and the borders makes the whole quilt pop.
    Have a great day!

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  2. This is so sweet. I love when elements from one block cross to another. Can't wait to see it done.

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  3. That looks really good. So close to being finished.

    On another note, I finished clue #1 of Bonnie's Allietare Mystery yesterday at a sew-in with some guild friends. Some folks insisted on using the triangle paper. Egads! They were miserably picking out paper as I was packing up to leave with all the blocks finished.

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  4. This is a really cute project, and you are making great progress on it.

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  5. What a cute pattern. So many fun details.

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  6. Such a happy quilt - it definitely makes me smile!

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  7. It's a cute pattern and you've put a great spin on it especially with the wonderful colors you've chosen.

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  8. Monica, Love your twist on this pattern! So bright and fun are your fabrics!!!

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    1. Thanks, Terry! I've really enjoyed it. It was a spur-of-the-moment start last January 1, and I'm glad I did!

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    2. such a wonderful quilt, the border on the house is so colourful must have been fiddly with the squares so tiny and all the applique blocks are a treat to the eyes, the cat one and bunny one are my favourites.

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  9. Great quilt! I love the colors and the pattern style. Haven't seen this one before.

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  10. Your quilt is adorable! I just love the center block with the grazing sheep. Beautiful!

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  11. I love your quilt! I can't imagine appliqueing such tiny pieces. It's going to be such a pretty quilt.

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  12. Good grass fabric for the pony block.

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  13. Wow - I LOVE this quilt!!! I'll be checking back on your progress!

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    1. Thanks very much. I'll look forward to seeing you!

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  14. This is going to be such a fun quilt--love it!!

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  15. You are on such a roll! It s looking amazing. I love the clean cut look of it, the quirky touches and the things to discover within it. So smile-inducing.

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    1. Thanks, Jillian! I ended up using a lot more white than I originally planned, which I think is part of the reason for that sharp look. Plus, I've been simplifying. I still have to put the flowering vine around the house, so it will be good to try not to go overboard with that!

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