Monday, August 26, 2013

Dwell Quilt: Week Seven of Simply Retro Quilt Along

I have been trying to keep up each week with the quilt along and made it (pretty close to last minute) again this week, but I feel like I cheated a little since I just did a small wall hanging of the Dwell pattern from Camille Roskelley's Simply Retro.  I think it turned out okay.  I like the blocks but I think I tried to hurry too much to finish quilting it and it turned out a bit sloppy.  I was going for a Christmas wall hanging to match the Christmas quilt I "started" last year using the Cherry Christmas line by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabric.  I also used Kaufman Essex linen in flax for a door and the binding and then a couple of Bonnie and Camille fabrics, from both the Vintage Modern and Ruby Collections.  Then one of the chimneys is from Kate Spain's Christmas collection from last year, also by Moda.

 I tried to do some unique quilting to give it a little more visual interest.  For example, I tried to do panels on the doors to make them look somewhat realistic.

I was having a hard time thinking of what types of patterns to quilt on the houses, then AFTER I finished my quilt my husband says, "It would have looked cool if you would have done some wood grain on the houses...."  What?!?!  Heck, why didn't I think of that....oh well, hindsight is 20/20 I suppose.  There is always next time.  I really liked the house with the pinwheel, especially the aqua fabric with grey pin that fabric!  Especially with the red chimney of course.  Unfortunately, the quilting on the pinwheel house was probably the most "messy."

I also tried to quilt "smoke" coming out of the chimney.  Not sure how noticeable it is, but its there...

Anyway, I won't ramble on anymore.  But I will say I LOVE this quilt along.  It is super fun and it is great to see everyone's awesome projects every week.  Plus, one of the best parts is that you might win something, and guess what?  My number came up last week and I won!  I am super excited to see what is in my fabric bundle from Sew Me A Song.  Thanks to Jana again for hosting the blog, you are awesome.  

I hope to have a couple more blog posts up soon on a couple of my other non-quilt along projects as well.  Until then....have fun creating!

Linking to Craft Buds Craft Book Month.


  1. This is such an adorable quilt pattern--I love what you've done with it--especially the pinwheel house block. :) Thanks for linking up to Craft Book Month!

  2. Love the smoke coming from the chimney!