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 !
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.