Thursday, 11 February 2010

Twirly wirly quilting.

Hi. Today I thought I'd show what I've been working on over the last few days.
Firstly I've been going round and round with what I call twirly quilting on my wonky log cabin quilt. If you look closely you may spot some little flowers too. I'm desperate to finish it and it seems to be going on forever but I'm over half way there now.







I received the book Material Obsession for christmas and loved a really cute quilt in it which has appliqued birds, leaves and flowers. I didn't think I could face all the applique required to do the whole quilt so decided to do a smaller version just using one section of it. I'm now hand quilting it which I'm enjoying. I'm thinking of mounting it on a board rather than binding it for a change.



I would normally have rejected this picture due to the lighting but I rather like it. I think the birdies would rather like the sunshine and shade.
Must dash, I'm off to a body combat class at the gym!!
Bye for now, Maria.





18 comments:

Jenny said...

Those are lovely, very pretty colours.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Really impressed! Beautiful quilts. I keep meaning to buy that book.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Crafty Cripple said...

Yummy colours in the quilt and I am loving the applique panel. The birds are very very cute.

Stephanie said...

Well I love the fabrics in your wonky log cabin and yes, I spy flowers. Great quilting. VERY CUTE birdies too.

Amanda said...

I'm always surprised by how long it takes to quilt a quilt (!). I've just finished quilting block number 10 of a 24 block quilt, but can only manage to do two at a time before needing to take a break. I love your fabrics - why can I never find fabric as cheerful as that.

Linda said...

Oh I love your quilting, I wish I could get my "new" machine to do nice free motion quilting and I adore your birds, too cute.

Melanie said...

I love the fresh Spring colours you are using. I am so bad at twirly quilting, so I really admire yours. The flowers are such a cute touch.

Heather said...

I love your quilts they are always gorgeous. Keep up the good work on quilting your log cabin, it looks fantastic, the flowers are so cute.

I have that book Material Obsession as well, I love your version of the bird quilt :D

Sherri said...

Everything is an inspiration! I love the wonky log cabins, the quilting, and your version of the Material Obsession quilt!

wonderwoman said...

your quilting looks great and the applique is beautiful!
x

sewkalico said...

It's looking good!

maria said...
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XUE said...

What lovely colours! Wow! Wow! Wow!

Simone de Klerk said...

As always, your work is lovely! You use such wonderful fabrics and designs. Have a lovely Sunday!

Cynthia L. said...

I think the photography is great and so is the quilt. I love the little birdies and your colors are wonderful.

highwaycottage said...

Fantastic quilting Maria!! What gorgeous bright colours. The applique is great, very brave of you, I haven't done any of that yet.

Have you seen the gorgeous quilts in Material Obsession 2??

JuicyFig said...

these are gorgeous! My poor machine used to love the free motion quitling, these days it grumbles at streight lines!

Kath
x

flossyblossy said...

I just posted a comment and it hasn't appeared. I didn't want to say it all again cos if it suddenly appears i'll look like a loony for repeating meself...but if it doesn't appear you'd never know that i love the quilting, think the birds and trees are CUTE and the i love the dappled light :-)