Video of Visual Improvisation
3 hours ago
At last this quilt is hanging on our wall in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's a redwork design by Spring Hill patterns. I like to embroider and this is the kind of portable project that is easy to carry along to work on. But there are tons of tiny lines to stitch! Inch by inch each of the panels progressed until they were ready to assemble with the patchwork blocks and geese. This one is a keeper!
You can see some of the detail in the tree branches and fence lines, plus the roof and windows in the house and barns. I named this quilt "Nostalgia" because it is so reminiscent of days gone by. We lived on a farm in New York for many years, so the wooded background and snow-covered hills are familiar to me.
I used a light box and a red Pigma fine-point pen to trace the design on the panels ready for embroidery. It was a new way to transfer a pattern for me, but it worked out very well. The other things that worked well is that the pattern called for a white muslin liner behind each panel. That kept the red floss knots and traveling stitches from shadowing through on the front. It was a fun quilt to make, but I'm glad I'm done!