The Vermont Quilt Festival is over for another year. The quilts were awesome as usual. There were several new vendors with lots of goodies to purchase. The classes were fun and I did learn some new techniques. I was amazed to be able to make a 1/2″ square pinwheel that came out right. Who knows – maybe a miniature is in my future.
Home Sweet Home is my favorite quilt in the Miss Rosie Spice of Life series. It’s made with flying geese, nine patches and squares. They are all easy blocks to make and this is a great setting to use them. At this point, we decided that we could add one new fabric to the challenge. This is the only quilt that had one new fabric that was not in our stash. I added the white background fabric.
My daughter’s daughter in law suggested to her that she make a Halloween house. It was her favorite holiday.
My daughter’s quilt is a fun quilt. There are trick or treaters, black cats, witches, cobwebs and lots of little things for Halloween.
The back is awesome.
Keeping with the holiday theme, I decided to make a Christmas quilt. I had already sewn a house but put it away. It is in the UFO pile and will be a center for another quilt some day. I machine embroidered Santa and his sleigh leaving the roof of the house. There is also a Christmas tree, a wreath, and garlands in the windows.
I used holographic thread for the icicles on the edge of the roof. Each white space was hooped and machine quilted. Then I free motion quilted in the other areas.
It is interesting to notice the difference in the backgrounds. One has similar values and the other contrasting, dark and light, values.
Have a great day and happy quilting.