This is a lovely little quilt that Anne has designed using the iconic Swedish Dala horse as her inspiration; these are created in fused applique and combined with a windmill style block to create the quilt.
Simple fused applique, which Anne suggests you could fussy cut, create the lovely Dala horses, and then Anne uses the simple half-square triangle unit to create both the windmill blocks and the pieced zig-zag border in this delightful 9 block quilt, and there is clever use of some fabric to create the sashing.
Anne talks you through the fused applique horses, and suggests you need an open-toed applique foot, as well as sharing with us the stitch and threads she likes to use and why.
On the Half-square triangle units, which are wonderfully scrappy, she quickly reminds us of how to create two at a time, and then trim back so that each unit is accurate.
Anne also shares with us a quick and clever way to create the horizontal sashing, which was cleverly fussy cut from some fabric, but you could re-create this by adding simple ric-rac ontop of a plain border.
When making up the windmill star, do ensure that they all spin in the same direction, and for the border Anne shows you a clever trick to help keep the pattern correct with a simple stitch-n-flip block.
Also you could follow Anne’s idea of hand quilting the quilt (although she does say that it nearly killed her and took ages!) – but simple machine quilting with the help of your walking foot would work just as well.
Anne has sewn all of her life, prolifically for the last 25 years. She works across a wide range of patchwork and appliqué techniques and designs — from the Navajo blanket quilt that includes simple and advance techniques to simple cushion designs.
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