I've been wanting to do another embroidery quilt. Their "Homestead" quilt beckoned me.
It's a mix of embroidery with machine appliqué. Houses, animals and quilt in a country sampler style. I'm doing the larger "A" version. I've hunted the internet for other quilters who may have made this quilt, but could only find a few. After spending time testing one block, perhaps I understand the reason for that. My first test block took 4 hours, and the first block today took 2 hours. An 8 x 8 block no less!
Picking fabrics, trimming appliqués, thread changes and stitching the actual embroidery. It is going to be a long process I fear----I plan to do a block each day. 25 to 30 blocks for the 43 x 58 quilt. I have a collection of civil war print fabrics for the appliqués. Sharp scissors on hand! Lots of thread!
This is the 1st block. It reminds of the chapel at Bishops Ranch. Sweet!