Monday, 1 March 2010

Birds in the sunshine.

Yesterday I finished my birdies wall hanging.
I thought the birdies would like to bask in the sunlight so I quilted them some sunshine.




Last year at the Knitting and Stitching show in London I noticed that many of the pieces had been mounted on board and decided to try this rather than binding the quilt. This required the purchase of a staple gun and the help of a husband but it was fairly easy and I'm pleased with the result.




I've been the lucky winner of another give-away, this one was on Trends and Traditions which is the inspirational blog of the fabric and pattern designer Heather Mulder-Peterson. I won her new book "Shams with Style" which she has written with her mother Deb Mulder. Heather very kindly included a copy of her new bag pattern "The Bella Bag". I was amazed to win as there were four books to be one and 334 entries! I'm looking forward to making some pillow covers from the book and a new bag for the summer.


At last it's a beautiful day here, it feels like spring is begining to arrive. We have perfect blue sky and as I was hanging the washing outside for the first time this year I was almost deafened by the sound of birds singing. I think they were enjoying the sunshine like the birds on my quilt.

Bye for now, Maria.


16 comments:

Hen said...

Lovely quilt, perfect for this time of year. The birdies are going at it here, too. Congratulations on the win.
hen x

Linda said...

Love your birdies Maria, so sweet and ready to invite Spring into your home. lucky you winning the book and pattern.

Stephanie said...

Very sweet birdies. Love your fabric choices. Lucky win.

Purple Paisley Patch said...

I love your little birdie wallhanging. I've had my eye on that pattern in MO for ages, it's one of my faves. I love the quilted sunshine, such a great idea and it looks fantastic.

Sherri said...

Love the birds! Did you use batting in between the quilt and the board? And congrats on the wins from Heather!

Amanda said...

I do like your little quilt, such bright and cheerful colours, and it looks great mounted like that. Lucky you, winning the book and pattern; I'm sure you're drooling over the contents.

Heather said...

Oh, how adorable! You did a really nice job. I love the sun you quilted.

Yay for winning books! I love Heather's patterns, they are fabulous.

Sarah said...

That quilt is S.E.N.S.A.T.I.O.N.A.L. I love it. Amazing how quilting can change the quilt once again!

Ahhh the daffodils. That reminds me that it is our turn once again to go cold and you all warm up...

Lucky you winning those books.

Melanie said...

Lovely mini quilt. I like how you have mounted it too. Lovely idea.

Congrats on your win.

It's brightening up here too.

cathleen said...

So pretty, Maria.

winterpeachblog said...

I love how whimsy it is! Perfect colors! Arlene

Knit Sew City Girl said...

I love your Birdies wall hanging, and it looks great mounted on board.

Congratulations on winning the giveaway, what a great book. :)

Yes, we are enjoying the sunshine over here too.

Mary

gill said...

love your birdies wallhanging!
i hope you're going to make a bag from your new pattern for us all to see
gill
by the way i entered that giveaway too!!

Simone de Klerk said...

I absolutely love your quilt! The colors are beautiful too.
And congratulations with your great win!

Tina said...

I love that you put it on a board! And the design is lovely.

Kim said...

Lovely little quilt and I quite like the idea of mounting on a canvas or board!