A finish: A Horse With No Name

Hello…. it’s me…. (read Adele-style)

I’ve had some big things going on that I’ll probably talk about when I have found a solution, but it’s put me off sewing a bit. I’ve been designing a few Spoonflower fabrics since I’ve been selling some designs (!) so I want to build up my library, and I’ve decided to do a weekly vlog too so the first one I filmed today and it will go up tomorrow. This could be a terrible decision but I have no shame anymore.

Anyway The Horse With No Name…

It’s a pretty small quilt and didn’t take me too long to do compared to other pictorial projects. There’s a lot of the Carolyn Friedlander linen in it, plus a silky handkerchief style fabric I was donated by Jackie in the East Midlands Guild a couple of years ago, and some other stash fabrics. It’s always good to use the stash so you can get the new stuff in.

The backing is just a muslin which is heavier than I normally use, and the weird thing is when I washed this quilt, it kind of stained on the back, I think some of the fabrics bled through even though I had colour catchers in the drum. I also did my usual invisible binding.

Size – 33 1/2″ x 56″
Number of blocks – N/A
Time to make – About 16 hours
Fabric – All sorts!
Binding Fabric – More plain muslin, turned to the back.
Threads – Mostly 40wt Aurifil, for it all, but the odd bit of green Isacord made its way in there.
Batting – 100% cotton Quilters Dream Select large scrap from stash.
Quilting- Fur and directional lines to mimic realism.

Please also enjoy this Great Horned Owl, Alberta’s provincial bird and its chicks! They are nesting just near my friend’s house!


  1. Lori Smanski
    Posted May 27, 2017 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    gorgeous quilt

  2. Umaesew
    Posted May 28, 2017 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    Fabulous quilt. Follow your blog and on Instagram (under fabricstasher24). A bit of a change moving from Leicester to Calgary! Love to Hank.

  3. Posted May 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    LOVE your horse! That’s odd about the staining…
    Thanks for sharing the owl and chicks!

  4. Posted May 29, 2017 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    Love the horse!

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