Hello Happy Quilters! Just thought I would pop in for a little update on the happenings in the Podunk Studio. Lets start with my most recent new project. It is an impulse project. I've been admiring this quilt since seeing at quilt market. The name of the quilt pattern is Dutch Delight by Jill Finley. The simple design with pops of color won me over immediately. Jill's quilt patterns almost always have a little bit of applique. I love the way she can take a simple design and give life. So as soon as the pattern was released I had to have it. The temptation to buy the kit or a fat quarter bundle of her new Conservatory fabric was overwhelming. So I told myself I could only buy the kit IF I couldn't pull the enough fabric from my stash. As you can see I had no problem finding just the right amount blues and low volume prints, darn. I had my heart set on a new bundle of lovely prints. You can find the pattern HERE you choose digital or traditional mailed. The quilt kits HERE. And her new fabric line Conservatory HERE.
Below is Jill's finished quilt. Simply adorable! The pops of color in the applique is what really sold me on this pattern. For the last three days Jill has shared video tutorials for this quilt on her Facebook and Instagram. Hop over and check them out to see just how easy it is to construct this cute little quilt. By the way there's a giveaway.
She used a layer cake for her quilt. So the first thing I need to do was cut my fabrics into ten inch squares.
The hourglass blocks were a breeze to make. I had them done in no time flat. That's hillbilly talk or about 4 hours start to finish (trimmed).
Most of my quilts I use the raw edge method of applique. But for this little quilt I decided to do prepared edge applique or turned edge. That just means I turn under the edges of the applique before attaching them to the quilt top. I was going to make a video about how to do this but life happens and didn't have time. No worries. Jill makes hers the same way I do. Here's a video she made a few years ago about prepared edge applique. Click here.
In the evenings I like to relax with a little bit of hand work. No I'll not be hand appliqueing the Dutch Delight. It will be done using Invisible machine applique. If you've never seen this method you can read more about it here on my blog. Right now I'm hand stitching the binding on my Hunkering down quilt. Quilt block tutorial and free PDF can be found HERE. The plan was to binge on Netflix and get this done in one day. I just don't feel like sitting all day and watching TV because I'm so excited about the Dutch Delight quilt.
The other project I'm working on is the Erin Russek's Home Again Free BOM. You can see my blocks HERE. And you can find the Free patterns HERE and finishing instructions HERE. I still need to make the last three blocks and stitch down those plus 5 more. Slowly but surely. But there's no hurry. This one is going to be over the top gorgeous when completed.
In between the quilty happenings is this big ole box of peaches. 25 pounds of peaches. We ordered them in advance from the Peach Truck and then picked them up on the scheduled day they are in our area. I'm not a fan of peaches but my hubby says they are the best peaches he's ever ate. You might still be able to get them in your area. If your interested just follow the directions on their website.
See you all in a few days! Here's an update on my girl Khaleesi. She brings so much joy into our home. I can't believe how much she has changed over the last year and a half. There's no joy like a dog joy. It's amazing what a little love and time can do for a rescue dog.