Thursday, 16 June 2011

Birds and boy quilt underway



In my never ending search for fabrics with birds for appliqué I found these last week on Ebay. For those of you in the 'know' about decorating fabrics, Zoffany is one of the top and most expensive brands around.  I was extra pleased to find just over three meters of this, though disappointed it only yields 3 birds of each design, I could get 6 of each by seaming the ones by the selvedge.
This quilt is the next in my series of three baby quilts. I'm pinning it on the hand quilting frame to save me getting down on the floor. It's OK doing it on a frame though I prefer the way it does it on the floor, the backing is tighter.
The quilting on this one is coming on nice and quickly though I have to stop and start a lot when doing the outer rings of the spirals. It will look wonderful when all the marks are washed out.

5 comments:

  1. The circles with the circular quilting look so beautiful. I love the muted look too.

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  2. I never thought of using a "hand" frame to pin to later quilt by machine. I always take my quilt to a long armer to baste for me to quilt by my machine. Less weight ....those pins make it sooooooo heavy. But interesting idea and the circles are so wonderful!!!! Thanks for sharing

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  3. Sally, love the blue and white quilt and the quilting....just lovely.

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  4. Oooh I love that print and it's funny because I do the same thing, I will source beautiful fabrics from unlikely places and interior remnants, it's so lovely.

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  5. Of course the quilting is stunning too

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