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Fernhill Is Finished.

Posted on | June 2, 2016 | 6 Comments

It looks like everything with my blog is back in action. The previous post went up, then after a day my whole blog disappeared. Apparently my website had something that was not compatible with WordPress updates and this created an error. Thankfully all has been rectified now – thanks, Tim!

After a long, long time I have finally completed my Fernhill quilt. It was another UFO that kept being put aside as other priorities came along. But is was too gorgeous to be left unfinished for a long time.

Sunburnt Quilts 2016 - Fernhill (1)

Fernhill is a BOM by Lynette Anderson. 

If you follow the link you will see that I have gone in a totally different direction with my colours.  If you follow this link, you can see a lot of different colourways.

Unfortunately it appears that the pattern is no longer available.

For a small quilt, ( 28 X 28 ins.), it has involved a lot of work – embroidery, applique, piecing. bias strips, yo-yos and then quilting.

The centre panel was the largest.

Sunburnt Quilts 2016 - Fernhill (2)

I used a small meander/stipple on each block – very tricky in between the leaves. After the quilting was done, the final touch was to add a hand painted wooden button to each block.

There are four inner blocks surrounding the centre, each with a different button.


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Sunburnt Quilts 2016 - Fernhill (3)


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The four outer blocks incorporated applique animals, the vine and the yo-yos, as well as their own buttons.

Sunburnt Quilts 2016 - Fernhill (8)

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Photos are great for showing work detail, but they also pick up mistakes very quickly. I ran out of fabric to make the bias tape for the vines and had to do a lot of stitching on the curves to make it sit flat. I have also noticed that there is one spot on the rabbit block where I have not covered a join in the vine with a yo-yo. I can see that will be my first sewing task for today.

All in all I am delighted with this finish.

I still have several more of Lynette’s projects to work on. There are mini Christmas decorations calling out for a finish.

Good luck with all of your finishes for this week.

Cheers, Karen






6 Responses to Fernhill Is Finished.

  • Fiona says: what a lovely quilt and yes a lot of work for a small piece - so worth it though. I also find filling in on smaller pieces like that with fmq is a challenge - the stipple is a wonderful go to for that. I just love it... Hugz
  • Shez says: Wow Karen such beautiful work ,I love all the detail you have put into this one my friend xx
  • Anita says: Your work is lovely Karen. It has many interesting sections to look at, love the colours and the buttons are yum. I'm a fan of yo yo's so I think they're looking pretty cool as well. I've been having trouble with my blog too. I can see the comments from lovely visitors but when I go to answer them on email the comments don't show up??? I don't know why that happens but it never used to. I can at least look back and see the comments on the blog to answer them.
  • Christine M says: Your quilt looks great Karen. It's different seeing it in brighter fabrics. Well done. Glad you got your blog sorted out.
  • Pauline says: So adorable Karen...definitely worth all your work and the detail is AWEsome...great finish!!!
  • Lesley Carruthers says: Fernhill is beautiful! I did one a few years ago but love the bright, fresh colours you used!

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