Unlike a lot of quilters ….

I have no problem quilting a pantograph over applique –especially on a busy scrap quilt. Pantograph is Happy Times from Willow Leaf Studio.


This is one of my UFO’s although technically Mom did most of the piecing and stitched down all the applique. It was a Block of the Month that we both signed up for and Mom finished her quilt over two years ago. I’ve learned that BOM quilts are NOT for me especially if they have lots of applique.

We needed a quilt for a gift and this was the perfect one to finish up.  I redesigned the borders and used a red inner and outer border with a 9 patch border between them and while I liked Mom’s quilt with the log cabin border from the pattern, I like the ones on this quilt better. After it’s bound, I’ll post a better photo.


For those interested the pattern is called Home is Where the Heart is by Lynda Howell and it can be found on her webpage — you’ll need to page about halfway down to see it.

10 thoughts on “Unlike a lot of quilters ….

  1. Alison

    That works very well, it’s such a busy quilt it does need a strong border to contain it all. Looking forward to seeing the picture of it finished.

  2. Sandra

    This is really colorful. Especially like how the blocks are off-set and how you used the border. I have a few unfinished BOM projects I really need to get working on…

  3. Cheri

    It’s really cute! But I’m with you on applique. I want to really enjoy it, but so far, I don’t. I love how it looks, though.

  4. Angie

    Darling quilt! And sewing over the applique looks terrific! So there— goes to show the quilting police are not always right! Love the pantograph design you picked out. Perfect for this quilt! I have never participated in a Block of the Month either. I don’t know if I would be good at it, and then I would feel terrible when the next month’s block arrived and I didn’t even have the first month’s block finished. Your Mom’s quilt is wonderful! I love the blocks, and the fabrics she picked are so whimsical! Cute quilt!

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