This was the second quilt I made and my first try at hand-quilting. You'll notice that there is no close-up photo as I don't want you to see the "toe-catcher" hand-quilting stitches…they are truly awful!!! This one lives on one of my quilt racks, so no one can see it.
The quilt started with a remnant of the cute pigs in pyjamas print, which is to the left and right of the center square, as well as the outer border.
How is everyone doing with their Country Village blocks for the quilt-a-long?
I have ten finished and pressed, including the one block I had to take apart and swap the center out.
Sorry about the drab lighting, the area where I sew has awful light and I have to sew with a bendy lamp that almost touches my face.
I have the eleventh block all ready for trimming. I like to finish my sewing day with an item that is already started, so that next time I can jump right in!
I wanted to show you my bag of selvedges from Maison De Provence, the fabric collection by Connecting Threads. They are so pretty!
Piecing with selvedges seem so be all the rage at the moment, so I'm thinking I should at least give it a try. So funny, when I started quilting in the early 1990's, the selvedge was considered waste and now it is a part of the blocks you can make.
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