Monday, September 8, 2014

Sheila's house quilt

Sheila made this amazing house quilt in one of Kathleen Baden's classes. This beautiful quilt was full of appliqued houses and leafy vines. I wanted the quilting to compliment the house blocks, not overwhelm them. The striped background was easy. I just echoed the lines to create texture.

The background on this block is little groups of bumpy feathers.

Each house has a slightly different fill. I love how this one turned out. It is like the stereotypical stone cottage.

This door is one of my favorites as well.

There was enough going on in this block that a simple stipple works well in the background.

This house reminds me of a Welsh cottage, squat and long.

Here is my other favorite door.

Another stone cottage.

I stitched around all the applique in this quilt. I did it all without my micro handles. I went nice and slow and it went just fine.

I had a lot of fun with this border too. I love the feathers in the green. The straight lines help create contrast.

I've included a couple of pics of the back so you can see how much quilting there actually is on this quilt.

Thanks Sheila!


  1. Love what you have done with this quilt Laura. The back certainly shows the amount of work you have put into this. I am sure Sheila will love what you have done on her quilt.

  2. love the added details to the houses.

  3. Thank you for sharing all the unique details of the quilting!! So inspired!!

  4. That is really great. I like that you changed up the design for each house. Nicely done.

  5. You are really doing great with your longarm! Yay!