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AccuQuilt ran a sale on GO! dies a while back, and during it I purchased their Schoolhouse Die*. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make with it, or why it even caught my eye… maybe because I’ve been on an appliqué kick this year.
I headed over to Pinterest for some design inspiration and ran across Wendy Sheppard’s “Village Square” and loved it! You can find her original pattern here. But I wanted to make a few changes, so I drew up my modified idea in Electric Quilt.
I wanted each surrounding border (they’re actually blocks) to be more symmetrical, rather than offset as in the original design. I used an appliqué flower from the Electric Quilt library, printed it to a .pdf file, then sent it over to my Silhouette Cameo software, where I converted it to a vector image and cut the appliqués on my Cameo. My houses in the Electric Quilt drawing are a little different, as I used one of the included blocks in the EQ library, instead of redrawing my Accuquilt block to match… lazy!
If you’re curious on the software settings for that, I used the following:
- Fabric, Thin (Cotton Print)
- Ratchet Blade on 3, Speed 5, Force 33, Passes 2
I have been using Shade Soft Fuse for the fusible on my fabric appliqués that I cut with the Silhouette Cameo with great success.
Originally, I had included a border treatment for this quilt, but Jim and I liked it so well for the RV that I ended up leaving it off, as it would have been too large.
I quilted it with a Glide thread, in a dark, rich gold shade using Judy Allen’s all over “Royal Plumes” pattern, one of my all-time favorites!
We love this quilt in the Airstream, it goes perfectly with the rest of the quilts I’ve made for the camper.
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