I decided at the last minute to enter my Village Green quilt in the wall hanging category in the blogger’s quilt festival. it is #41 (on the wallhanging page)
The “town” buildings in the quilt are all paper-foundation pieced with lots of scraps. Many of the trees and shrubs are felted wool appliqué with embroidery and silk ribbon embroidery for leaves and birds.
my favorite house on the quilt is the little abandoned home on the end on the left with chicken-wire fabric for the windows and the tree with no leaves. I don’t know why I like it, but I do.
This quilt was my first experience with hand appliqué (needle-turn, that is) and it’s a good thing the tree trunks were supposed to look organic, because my needle-turn skills are VERY organic!
The pictures above show off the quilting, which is phenomenal! it was long-arm quilted by Judi Madsen of the Green Fairy. Can you see the sun and clouds in the sky of the top two pictures? some of the chimneys have quilted smoke coming out. This quilt is definitely made more impressive by Judi’s skills.
Quilt is about 60″ square
foundation piecing with appliqué, embroidery
quilted by Judi Madsen
pieced by me, Sharon
I hope you visit the quilt festival…lots of fun projects on display and you can win prizes for voting for your favorites!