Saturday, June 20, 2020

Village Quilt Finish


Village Quilt, 63-1/2" X 77"

This design is by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company, but when I saw a picture of these "Village" blocks posted to Instagram, I did my own calculations to figure out piecing sizes for these houses. I began cutting-up my solid scraps back in October 2019, anticipating this quilt as a long term project for my away-from-home-sewing hours with Big Cypress Quilters and Central Florida MQGers. When those activities stopped, I kept sewing.

In April, Moda made the Village pattern available for free (verifying my calculations) and offering a giveaway to those who posted an Instagram picture of themselves with a block. I did so on April 15, but didn't win the giveaway.
April 15

Being quarantined, I kept piecing. Notice that my houses do not include random chimneys, as in the pattern. Nor did I follow layout instructions about spacing between houses, or the addition of a border. Since "going modern," I rarely border any quilt design.

Quilting was done on my Bernina 770QE entirely with a walking foot. Straight quilting at half-inch intervals is across the houses. One #719 scallop stitch is between the roof and house; and all the roofs and "sky" are quilted with the #4 serpentine stitch, also at half-inch intervals. 

Quilting took only ten hours or so. 

Having bought several wide backs early this year, a perfectly colorful one was in my stash. Batting is a compilation of four different pieces of Quilter's Dream Cotton that I joined using Bosal Batting Tape. In the future, I'll just cut my own fusible interfacing strips. 

Binding fabric is by Henry Glass. The stripe design is on a diagonal, so cross-cutting binding strips makes for a bias stripe. I love that. Of course, I used my No Tails Binding: Mitered Corners by Machine method of attaching binding and machine-joining all four corners. If you're a member of the Modern Quilt Guild, you have access to my No Tails Binding: Mitered Corners by Machine webinar. 

I intend to give away this quilt, because, as all my friends know, I do not need another quilt!

Hopefully, the recipient will appreciate all the bright colors. And isn't our Bismarck palm the perfect quilt-hanging site? This palm delights us, and passersby, everyday. Linda

19 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful quilt, Linda, and I'm sure it will be much appreciated by the recipient!

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  2. Well THIS is fun! Such a great use of scraps and I like your quilting to finish it off. Perfect binding too!

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  3. LOVE THIS!!! Oh my, the colors are so happy and joyful, what a fabulous quilt!!! You always give me great ideas for future projects!!! Thank you :^)

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  4. Wow, your quilt is gorgeous, and the back perfect!

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  5. Such a cute quilt! Especially love your idea of quilting that one line of scallops at the house/roof join. Well done!

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    1. Hello Becky! I’m sorry that once again I cannot reply to you by email because of your Blogger profile setting at “no-reply.” But thank you! I was looking for a place to quilt that #719 scallop stitch, and thought it would work nicely along the roofline. I’m glad you noticed! I appreciate your positive comments. Thank you!

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  6. What a fun, cheerful finish this is, just the thing to brighten your recipient's day! I love the backing fabric, perfect complement to your pieced top. Love your palm tree setting too. We quilters all seem to have a favorite tree or fence perfect for staging our quilts. I hope you're able to get together with your quilting friends again soon. We all need that personal interaction to make our lives normal again.

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  7. The BEST kind of finish, Linda... Bright and cheerful!!!

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  8. And living in the Villages has to count double for something in this quilt pedigree. It is a lovely quilt.

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  9. Such a bright, happy quilt, love the blocks and how you have quilted it. Well done!

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  10. Your houses are lovely Linda, and remind me of the little houses along the water's edge on Brighton Beach in Melbourne. I love the quilting you have done. I am ALWAYS amazed at the amount of bright colorful scraps you have. Now that you have " gone modern" do you only buy solids and tone on tones? I also love the striped binding. You cant beat black & white stripes!

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  11. Love all those colorful happy houses. Your layout with the little gaps and no borders is just right. Maybe you could sell it to someone in the Villages or auction it for a fund raiser. It's perfect for where you live.

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  12. Beautiful Village! It looks splendid in your bright solids and I don't intend to bother with chimneys when I make mine.

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  13. Whoever receives it will by very lucky indeed.

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  14. This is my favorite house quilt of all that I have seen! The colors alone are fantastic...well done...you've inspired me that's for sure!

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  15. So bright and appealing! And I love how you've quilted it. The scallop is especially effective I'm thinking. That palm is a lot handier that dragging out the dreaded quilt rack! Well done. And thanks for the pattern link.

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  16. Your quilt looks great! And that tree makes a perfect place to hang your quilts for photos!

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  17. This is so fun and lighthearted looking! Love the staggered setting.:)

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