Over the River and Through the Woods

I started this quilt over two years ago. I worked on the hand embroidery at work during lunch breaks when I could and collected cream and black fat quarters when I visited quilt shops.

The pattern is “Over the River and Through the Woods” from Crabapple Hill designs.

One thing I would do differently would be to use more fabrics. I had plenty to do the quilt, but I would have liked more variety in the creams and blacks.

 

I free-motioned quilted the embroidered scenes with a “cloud” and “snow drift” pattern.

While the backgrounds look different they are both the same cream color.

There are a few spaces not quilted because of the density of the embroidery, but I didn’t want to quilt over the hand stitching.

The quilt will hang during Christmas and winter months so I think it will be fine.

Even though the hand stitching took forever, at points I thought I would never get it done. Overall I enjoyed the process.

Once I started piecing the blocks the project picked up speed.

It slowed down again when it was time to quilt it. That step always takes time for me to mull over it for weeks or more.

I am ready to do another one, in a year or two……

Enjoy the journey,      Jackie

  • Your quilt is amazing. I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing.

  • val

    See if it weren’t for Tuesday Archives I would have never seen this post…as I’ve only been blogging for a year! Thank you for sharing and rejuvenating this post under our Embroidery Theme! I love it!

  • Claire Alexander

    That is a lot of hand embroidery! The flying geese border sets it off well.

    • Jackie

      I agree on the amount of embroidery and crazy me started another one, different pattern though.

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  • Deana

    I have always loved this pattern and have it. Some day I will get to it. I already made Crab Apple’s snowman quilt so I know the hours it takes.
    I too have to really mull over how to quilt a quilt especially when I have put so much time into it.

    • Jackie

      Thank you Deana for stopping by. I am glad I am not the only one that has attempted one of these and has another one to do. I recently started the snowman one, though I am doing mine in blues. I have barely started the embroidery and I am still gathering the fabrics.

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  • France Nadeau

    The embroidery is beautiful and makes me think of a drawing. I also like how you quilted the snow and the snowy horizon and sky. What a good idea to work on such a project during lunch time… A good way to relax before the coming afternoon!

    • Jackie

      Thank you France. I had forgotten that I did much of the stitching at work. Maybe it’s time I brought my current one to work, might encourage me to take a lunch.

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