Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Oh my goodness I forgot to blog!




Hello!!

I'll keep this short as it's late and I really should be in bed! Lots of sewing going on in the Elefants house at the moment, thanks in part to the new arrival:



A couple of WIPs to show you today. (There are a few others too, but I'll just stick with two, in the interests of brevity, and hopefully to be able to provide more fodder for blogging over the next little while...)

I've had this little birdie in a tree lurking in my WIP pile for a very long time. It's from a pattern by the marvellous Kellie. I had already started the quilting but wasn't very happy with it so put it away. With the lure of a new machine, I thought I would try and finish it. And I have! And I LOVE swirly quilting on my new machine, it quilts like a dream. I'm so happy with how this one has turned out. So I hope you don't mind the plentiful photos...

The binding has been added since I took these pics, now in the process of hand-sewing it down.

I've also embarked on a Swoon quilt. I bought Camille's pattern approximately five minutes after she released it back in May and had my heart set on making it in French General fabrics (of which I have a rather large, ahem, stash). Two blocks done so far. These are fun to make but deceptively rather intensive! Lots of cutting and trimming. But beautiful! And big! 24 inches.


And one more birdie pic!


Linking up to Lee's WIP party today.

17 comments:

  1. gorgeous birdy quilt and gorgeous quilting! i'm right with you re the french general - love it

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  2. Gorgeous tree quilt and a fabulous swoon block.

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  3. Wow - that's BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to see what else you and your new machine whip up together! =)

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  4. That tree quilt is superb! LOVE the quilting, and the colours you've used :)

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  5. Love your bird in the tree. Your quilting is wonderful :)

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  6. The quilting is fantastic! And the appliqu├ęd motiv is really wonderful - love it!

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  7. Your quilting is amazing! Absolutely fabulous!

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  8. Wonderful tree!! Those *are* beautiful swirls of quilting too! Swoon is a gorgeous design.

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  9. Your birdie quilt is just stunning. The quilting, the applique, the colors, all of it. I love it!

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  10. That is some AMAZING quilting! The whole birdie quilt is just wonderful. Great job. And have fun with Swoon! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  11. I am mostly a lookie-loo on various blogs but rarely comment but your birdie quilt is GORGEOUS!! I thought it was hand quilting and then you said it was machine done. GOOD JOB!!!

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  12. I should have added that I am from snowy (today) QUISPAMSIS, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA !!

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  13. WOW! Absolutely stunning! You did a fantastic job! It is really absolutely jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

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  14. I love your little tree! And the Swoon will be wonderful.

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  15. Those swirls are unbelievable. Thank you for blowing my beginner-quilter mind.

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  16. Hi Danielle, lovely to meet you at SIT this weekend, your work is gorgeous, love Posie

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