Friday, July 7, 2017

Prairie Sky

Prairie Sky is a new small quilt from Kim Diehl's Simple Whatnots #6 collection.  It's approximately 10.5" x 12.5".  Right now it's bound and finished, except I'm trying to decide if I want to do a little hand quilting on it for more texture.
I missed the class in June and had to just pick up my kit.  The class is great because Gwen gives us tips to make things easier.  Kim Diehl's patterns are generally pretty easy as long as you keep your patience with the small pieces.  In this case, the foundation was 2.5" squares and rectangles.  Easy peasy! Then I realized that all of the tiny light colored pieces were applique. What!!!  I don't mind applique, but these pieces were in that 1" category. 

And I have to admit that it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be.  I realized that I could just do these in rows, going up one side and back down the other.  And I think it's adorable now that it's done.  Looking ahead at the rest of Collection #6 I'm thinking this isn't the last applique we'll be doing.


  1. It looks great. I need to experiment with appliqué on my machine.

  2. Your Prairie Sky is just beautiful! I love those fabrics and the design has lots of eye-appeal. Good job!

  3. Gorgeous job! I love Kim's designs and fabrics.

  4. I really like Kim's idea of applique fo this block- I will store that idea for future use. Quilters know there is more than one way to make a block.
    Would you mind editing your post by adding a link back to within your post somewhere? It helps quilters who check out your Design Wall Monday post to be able to link back to my blog and then look at the next design wall. Thanks!

    1. Judy -I will edit the post when I get home again. Having trouble making my phone behave. :-)