Taking a step away from vintage, just look at this quilt pattern! I fell in love at first sight!
My friend Diana showed me the pattern and suddenly things escalated, we devised a plan: she’s not crazy about doing applique and I’m not crazy about piecing so by combining our efforts we are making two quilts, I’m the doing the applique and she’s the piecer.
Want your own pattern for this fab quilt? Click on this link: https://www.thevintagespool.com/product-page/land-that-i-love
Ready for some pictures of our progress?
We’ve raided our respective stashes, spent a few hours together reviewing blocks and choosing fabrics.
We realized we have enough red/white/blue/ivory fabrics to make 50 quilts! 🤣🤪
And the first block is born!
I thought about doing needle turn applique but came to my senses a day or two later. This project is going to be raw edge machine applique all the way.
How cute is this sail boat!
Oh I’m loving this one!
The tiny red circles…33 of them…two identical blocks means I’ve got 66 of these to machine applique! Yikes!!
But what are the prep steps for my machine applique? I’m a big fan of Heat ‘n Bond Lite fusible. I buy it by the bolt (with a coupon) at JoAnn Fabrics. When my fusible is more than 3/4” wide I “donut cut”, see the melons above and the number 4 below.
Why “donut cut”? It greatly reduces bulk, especially when there are overlapping applique pieces.
The fabulous Carpenter’s Square block!
If you look carefully at the above and below pictures you’ll notice I changed the background fabric for the Heart in Hand block.
These blocks are going to be so much fun to machine applique!
This is the Heart in Star block:
And oh be still my heart…just feast your eyes on this bicycle block:
I’ll add the tire spokes later.
Once the star is appliqued in the cabin window this block will be finished!
What’s up next? The block below has 50 applique pieces! I’ve got all the fusible pieces traced and cut out, now it’s on to choosing the fabrics!
Yes this is a huge project but when you break this down into manageable segments things progress nicely!
Stay tuned for future updates… Happy quilting and blessings,
Rhonda (and Diana!)