First and foremost, thank you for all the kind comments left on my Handstitched Class week 3's post with regards to my Modern Medallion quilt-in-progress. Truly appreciate the kind, encouraging words and advice from both readers and classmates. Walking away from it for awhile, did help - somehow the solid patchwork colours just grew on me and I love how it has turned out at the end! We're in the final installment week but I thought of sharing with you my progress from week 4 to date of Handstitched :Class:
Week 4 was all about the different techniques used to applique, and Rachel of Stitched in Color shared with us a few of her favourites. We've worked with fusible web to applique the small and curvy Dogwood Buds and used a blanket stitch to finish those edges.
|on-point squares before trimming to size|
These Dogwood Buds were placed in-between the on-point square strips, then added to the quilt-in-progress. 4-patch blocks were added for each corner of this medallion round too.
|week 4 progress|
After the round with the Dogwood Buds and on-point squares, there were just 2 more rounds to finish the quilt top! One solid round - I've chosen Kona Cotton in Medium Gray which is designed to be a showcase for hand quilting. And the last round, printed strips - I've used a mixture of my favourite prints from the Summerlove line.
Week 5 is the last week of Handstitched Class and Rachel has discussed the basic tools needed for hand quilting and most everything we need to know to hand quilt with pearl cotton thread. I have my quilt top prepped but I couldn't start on my hand quilting yet since there wasn't enough leftover fabrics to piece a decent size backing! sigh... I've ordered a few more solids though and it should arrive sometime early next week.
Can't wait to pieced the back, baste and start on one of my favourite part about patchwork - hand quilting!
Just a short note to add that I've enjoyed and learned so much from Rachel's Handstitched Class - her detailed and easy to follow instructions, clear photos and videos made each and every project a success! This Modern Medallion quilt and the other small projects made from this class will be cherished for many years to come! =)
Wishing you a lovely weekend!
I'm linking up with Katie's Handmade Parade over at There and Back :