The Saltbox Village collection depicts a cozy look and feel of life in the country.
It is a blend of the beautiful, comfortable and practical. Characteristically, it is reminiscent of life in rural America complete with people, households and farming culture. The Saltbox Village focal, Hometowne, is all of this including a twang of Americana.
All the supporting fabrics in the collection provide an array of tossed, linear and organic shapes, giving every project tantalizing visual texture. Also included are a number of tone-on-tone options to round out each quilt design.
I am a traditional, country girl and love the peaceful, easy going flavor this collection brings to each project. The warm browns, patriotic blues and reds, moss greens and toasty creams lend themselves perfectly to a rustic ambiance commonly found in pastoral settings.
What would I make with Saltbox Village? Perhaps a welcome wall hanging, table runner, pincushions or a “house block” quilt? I love the folk art look that goes so well in large bed quilts. A couple of other small projects that would work well are a casserole carrier and tea cozy. The options are endless!
We have a number of very lovely projects available that are most appropriate for this collection. The Missouri Puzzle Queen Quilt reminds me of the weave in textiles made in the 1700’s used in settees.
The Home Again Table Topper is evocative of the traditional saltbox houses of yesteryear...
and the Three Sheep Tote renders a sweet caricature of farm life.
Of course my favorites are Saltbox Sampler Lap Quilt...
and the Don’t Fence Me Inn Table Runner as they are mine (*wink-wink*).
When I designed the Saltbox Sampler lap quilt, I tried to give it a folk art feel with black or dark grounding while creating a block evocative of checker boards. The focal was fussy cut using the farm images for the center of the block. Alternately, I used a very traditional block, the Hole in a Barn Door, or more commonly known as Churn Dash piecing a Tic-Tac-Toe for the center, hence, a block within a block. Rounding out the quilt is a lovely Flying Geese border with arrow corners showing the geese which direction to fly!
The Don’t Fence Me Inn table runner is designed with the beginner quilter in mind as well as a complement to the Saltbox Sampler Lap Quilt. Being very simple in construction it mimics the lap quilt in design so if you choose to use the lap quilt in a decorative setting you can couple it up with the table runner to create a vignette for a dining area or coffee table area.
Both will evoke feelings of the heartland with a folk art touch and bring sweet nostalgia in your home. They speak of an appreciation for all that is simple, time-worn and neighborly.
We have so many beautiful projects in this wonderful collection. If you need more to drool at, see all of the patterns and kits available here: SALTBOX VILLAGE PROJECTS.