It is really beginning to feel a lot like winter in my neck of the woods!! A few days of this cold weather and I am ready for spring already!!! Since the Christmas decorations are down, I am looking forward to decorating for the summer months….skipping spring all together! I think it is just wishful thinking for sunny skies and warm temps to get here faster. 🙂
I know many of you do too, but I like to make projects during the current season. For example, I like to make Christmas projects around Christmas time. Well since I am in the mood for summer, a time when I like to decorate in a patriotic theme, what better time then to share Home Grown. Home Grown is a beautiful design by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. It is a gorgeous wool applique wall hanging on a flannel background setting. I had the pleasure of quilting Lisa’s sample last year. Yup, still playing catch up on posting quilts from last year. 🙂
I have a sweet little helper holding the quilt for the photo shoot. If I
remember correctly, the weather was not cooperating for nice photos, so I called on my helper to hold the quilt. I love wool on flannel!!! These flannels look just like wool. So pretty!
I worked down the quilt stitching on and around all the wool applique first. Stitching around all the flowers really made the hydrangeas come to life!!
Added: Karen asked in the comments section if I micro stippled in the squares. I actually quilted tight, straight lines back and forth for the filler. I DID, however micro stipple at the top of the piece around the “welcome” and top of lattice.