Year of the Stitch! Name that Quilt

Do you find it helpful to name your quilts as you make them? I feel it gives them a personality and less anonymity like this series of quilts above called Whimsy Lane. Giving them a name lets me relate to the design and add that dash of charm.

So I declare this first Year of the Stitch quilt- Whimsy Lane #10. Already I’m hoping to meet the residents and learn their recipe for meatloaf.

The door of the house is surrounded with blanket stitches and a jaunty French Knot makes the doorknob. Straight stitches outline the windows and define window panes. I’m using a size 12 thread called Aquamarine.

That same beautiful Aquamarine thread is used to stitch stem stitches around the outside of the house. These stitches are actually placed on the background fabrics snugly next to the yellow house.

The next step is the roof of the house. I can’t wait to add more stitching to this Whimsy Lane house the first of the Year of the Stitch!