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My Country House My Country House - Introduction - 0

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October 29, 2014

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The introduction packet includes everything you will need to begin working on "My Country House" block of the month quilt. From fabric requirement, color selections, as well as applique and embroidery tutorials, we have thought of everything to make this a fun and rewarding project for you to cherish.

 

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My Country House - Month 1 - 1

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January 01, 2015

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This month’s trees as made from bias strips, and we’ll show you a slick way to make bias stems any width you like.  We’ll also give you a tip for positioning appliqué patches without a light box or on dark fabric.

 

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My Country House - Month 2

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February 01, 2015

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Wonderful wildflowers grow tangled in the hedgerows.  My grandmother taught me all their names when I was little.  This month’s appliqué represents the glorious flowers I remember from my childhood days.  I arranged the bias stems, flowers, and leaves with the simple spontaneity and joy of a child’s drawing.

 

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My Country House - Month 3

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March 01, 2015

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My crazy heart is filled with happiness as I dream of long days. I lie back with the warm earth beneath me, the blue sky above, and the sounds and smells of the countryside surrounding me.  My hexagon flowers represent the pretty scabious flowers-sometimes known as butterfly blue or pincushion flowers-that like to grow on sheep grazed fields.  English paper piecing is the perfect technique for making these simple flowers.

 

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My Country House - Month 4

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April 01, 2015

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Spring is in the air! My heart sings, because I know my best friend is waiting for our arrival at the front gate.  Butch, the black dog, with his wonky ears and a little heart tag, is so pleased to see us.  Mr. Bird is sitting on Butch’s back, hoping that Mrs. Bird will notice him.

The pieced gate goes together quickly.  I could not resist the chance to make some more hexagon flowers!

 

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My Country House - Month 5

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May 01, 2015

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Quick the naughty fox is running away with the hen, looks like they are having fun perhaps they are in a race! I have fond memories of foxes, when I was young the fox hunt used to come through the fields near my home and my mum used to stand in our large garden and tell the hunters to go away, in my mind the naughty fox was hiding in the bushes in our garden where he knew he would be safe!

I have teamed the naughty fox up with two simple to pieced ‘Golden Gate’ blocks. Which represent my mum the gatekeeper to our garden.

 

 

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My Country House - Month 6

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June 01, 2015

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As you can plainly see, these two bunnies are in love. I think everyone loves a rabbit - except maybe some farmers! When I was a child, the large, sweet-natured dog we named Butch liked nothing better than to please everyone. One day he decided that bringing home a whole litter of baby rabbits would be a fun way to amuse his people! I’ll never forget the look on my mother’s face when she realized that there were a dozen or more tiny weeny rabbits in the middle of the sitting room. Butch had carefully carried each and every baby bunny home in his mouth! We laughed so much as we raced around the house trying to catch the bunnies and return them to the field behind the house where they had come from.

Our pieced blocks this month are called Night Vision, which I chose in memory of Butch. Although dogs don’t have such good night vision as cats, they can see a lot better that we humans can in the dark. Maybe that’s how Butch got to catch all those baby bunnies!

 

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My Country House - Month 7

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July 01, 2015

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I can’t remember a time when I did not share my life with a cat or two. Although cats are very independent, they bring a gentle joy to my life. This very contented cat is named Goody Two Shoes. It looks like he got into the cream, but as you can see butter would not melt in his mouth. In fact, he is patiently waiting for Mr. Bird to fly off and find Mrs. Bird, so he can try to catch the little mouse he thinks he saw running past just now. I pieced a small friendship star into the cat block to remind me of the cats who have been part of my life.

This month we’ll piece the Variable Stars. There’s no better pieced block to represent the aloofness of a cat! Learn a template-free method for making quarter-square triangle units.

 

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My Country House - Month 8

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August 01, 2015

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One of the local farmers still used horses to work his sheep farm. He had a pony called Misty, who taught all his children, as well as all the village children, how to ride. I’ll never forget the day it was my turn! I still have one of Misty’s metal horseshoes, and it holds a place in my heart. Misty would definitely have a home in a lush paddock here at my dream home in the country.

 

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My Country House - Month 9

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September 01, 2015

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My dad had always wanted to keep bees. He read all the books he could find on the subject and joined our local beekeepers association. Our bees arrived and settled in. Many months later they swarmed, and we found them clinging to a branch of an apple tree in the orchard. Dad had prepared for this day and had a new beehive ready. All we needed to do was capture the swarming bees and relocate them to their new home! Imagine, if you can, me standing under an apple tree, holding a big bucket over my head. Dad was in the tree above me, sawing the branch that held the swarm. You guessed it - I ended up covered in bees, but it was Dad they chased around the garden! The bees in this block are very content and aren’t going anywhere. There are lovely flowers everywhere in this garden to keep them happy.

The pieced blocks this month are Garden Path. I chose them to remind me of Dad running down many garden paths to shake the bees off his trail. For easy piecing, we’ll break the block down into half-square triangle units.

 

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