Memory Quilt: Block No. 8

No, you haven’t missed seven previous instalments – this is the first of nine blocks that I’ve tackled for a new memory quilt.  I wanted to make a quilt as a ‘souvenir’ of our trip to the USA over Christmas – in addition to my travel journal which is yet to be finished…

We chose the fabric whilst away, in a lovely quilting shop, Stowe Fabric & Yarn, in Stowe, Vermont, and once I got home and had five minutes to myself, I started designing. It’s the first quilt I have made that uses appliqué techniques – and I’m going to need a bit more practice on my satin stitches I think. The quilt is going to feature nine appliqué panels, and here’s the first. No guesses as to which tourist venue this panel refers to…

If you’re interested in the design process – here’s a quick look at my initial sketch, then the master version I created to scale in Adobe Illustrator:

Used for this block:

  • Fabric (where known):
    • moda ‘Marbles’
    • Hoffman International Fabrics: ‘Kashmir’
    • Hoffman California International Fabrics: ‘Kashmir Style#64002’ & ‘Kashmir Style#64005’
  • Vliesofix iron-on double sided adhesive web [Creativ Company]
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 – satin stitch 1.5 high, 0.3 wide
  • Stitch & Tear stabiliser sheet
  • Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric: Black 1.0mm

Finished block size: 11¼”