Thursday, 4 November 2010

At last the Birdie Quit is finished!

asAnd so at last the Birdie quilt for Granddad is finished.....this has been a labour of love and I have enjoyed every minute of it...I am quiet sad its now done - that's how much I have loved making it.  I decided to make the quilt for hubbie's Granddad, who is now 88 as he had made us some lovely wooden planters for our garden & I wanted to make something creative for him in return.

The design was based on the Holiday Quilt from the Material Obsession book.  I took the design and made it larger, adding my own backing design and designing my own birdie panels.

I am very proud of this achievement - it is only my second large size quilt (the size of a double bed but no over hang) and its my first go at appliqué, triangles & zig zags! There were no major mistakes, all of the seams joined up nicely and best of all - no puckers (well not that I have spotted any!).

I have never been to a quilt festival (the Houston Quilt Market has just finished & I long to have been able to go) and so I thought I would join in with the Bloggers Quilt Festival and submit my quilt !
Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Now the quilt is all washed, labelled, ironed and I have stored it in the airing cupboard until its time to wrap up for Christmas....sigh.

I have plans for my next few projects in my head...I want to do a stacked coin quilt for HM - I have a lovely collection of Amy Butler Love Fabrics in Jelly roll strips and I have a few ideas for Christmas presents including some table runners and perhaps some more napkins.

One difficulty on the horizon though is what fabric to use for sashing with the Amy Butler Jelly Roll -there are a lot of different colours in the strips & I want to use something that will complement the fabrics but will also allow them to stand out. Also I know that white will go with all of them but I don't think it will have the impact I am initial thoughts were pale green but now I am leaning towards dark grey - Kona solids coal maybe? but that would not be a very girly colour for an 8 year old...more thinking I think!