My sister and brother-in-law have a cottage on a small lake in Northern Wisconsin. When I saw this pattern called Pine Lake Lodge, I knew I would enjoy making it, since it reminds me of Mary and Duane's cottage. The pattern is available here. The finished wall hanging measures about 12-1/2 X 16-3/4". It's about the size of a picture that you would hang on a wall. It was lots of fun to make and took about a week from beginning to end.
Monday, July 8, 2013
I spent a lot of time agonizing over the border. I tried a variety of different pieced blocks but none of them framed the center well. Finally I made some scrappy pieced flying geese units that pleased me. Once I got the top together with the border, I began thinking about the quilting. I decided to outline all the light areas to help emphasize the star that is formed with the light fabrics. That worked very well. I added some feathered stitching in the flying geese border which also looked good.
My final step was to make a hanging sleeve on the back of the quilt, and then I put on the binding.
Here is the final result hanging from my quilt display shelf in the upstairs hallway of our home.