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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Beach Huts Tutorial Part 2

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I think the photos speak for themselves at this stage. Using a fusible of your choice cut out the pieces of the Beach Huts and fuse to the back of your chosen fabrics. You can download a pattern template here Email me for a copy of the beach huts pattern.

landscape quilting tutorial

A lot of stitching has gone into this piece and so keep everything smooth I like to stitch the details onto appliques before attaching them to the quilt. Fuse them onto a stabilizer as shown below.

landscape quilting tutorial

I also like to get all the lines stitched onto the background before adding the huts as this saves having to twist and turn around the added pieces. I use mono filament thread for this.

landscape quilting tutorial

I have added some birds with fabric pen.

landscape quilting tutorial

Now I add the huts and straight stitch them into place. They are stiff enough for this to be done easily. Just add a few pins to keep them in place.

landscape quilting tutorial

Here is the finished piecing using an envelope facing. Below is the original one which was pieced with an added border and appliqued first before adding minimal quilting and a traditional binding pieced from left over pieces.
landscape quilting tutorial


landscape quilting tutorial

I added 5 huts to this one and let them sit over onto the border for variety.

There we are. I hope you have a go and if you make one I would love to see it.

landscape quilting tutorial

7 comments:

  1. The beach huts remind me of growing up on the East Kent coast....not so sure I remember the bright blue sky though....

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  2. Wonderful picture!! If you'd just showed the end result I would have thought it well beyond me to tackle, but your instructions show how straightforward it really is (although maybe it's not as easy as you make it look) It's the imagination I'm lacking!
    Would love to have a go but sadly I lack the time even more than the imagination!!
    Teresa x

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  3. I love this quilt. It brings back memories.

    FYI - When I go to scribd to download your pattern for the huts, I am denied access. It says your document is set to 'private' instead of 'public'.

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  4. You make it look easy!! You have such a good eye for these things. Can you teach that? Please?!

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  5. Seems to be working fine! Thanks.

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  6. How beautiful and what a great tutorial!

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