Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Secret's Out.....

After lots of sneaky peaks on my blog I can now show you the Spring Swap as it has arrived at Melody's house...


It is based on a pattern from Material Obsession called Holiday Morning by Kathy Doughty. 
I adapted it slightly and used felt....


I love all the fat little birds


swirly quilting to make it look like the spring winds......


a few buttons to add dimension

 

The Season Swap is hosted by Cheryl.... in a couple of months we will be finding Summer Swap Partners..... I'm already looking forward to it...

Melody and I swapped with each other and I love my special uniquely designed Spring Table topper

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In the meantime I am still playing with my wool - this time adding it with chenille
.... is this effective recycling?.........
..... or is it upcycling?......
.... or perhaps I am simply using vintage fabrics in my work?......



it's really rather fun

34 comments:

  1. The spring wall hanging is lovely, using felt gives it a really tactile quality, I want to touch it!!! The dogs are gorgous, very very cute...call it what you like, if you didnt have to spend much it makes the quilt more precious I think. Happy quilting Sue
    PS your up early!

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  2. Your spring hanging is just fantastic! I love the little yellow bird hanging down. The quilting looks great.
    Love your dog blocks. The felted wool is a great idea and why not use up your vintage fabrics. It will had a tactile side to the quilt.

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  3. What a wonderful spring quilt, fun design.
    Love your pups on chenille, that is a great idea, never though to use that as a background fabric.

    Debbie

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  4. Your Spring Quilt is Just Beautiful I Love the fact that you have used Wool too...
    Well Done on a Lovely Swap Giftie..
    cheers

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  5. Oh my how lucky was Melody... it is just gorgeous and the free motion quilting is wonderful xxx

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  6. I already commented on Melody's blog - her gift is truly wonderful! You did a wonderful job on it.

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  7. You both are fantastic swap partners Fiona, your quilt is simply gorgeous... I really love those puppies, what a good idea to use the wool...

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  8. Your spring wall hanging is absolutely adorable!!! How lucky for Melody to have you as her swap partner. And the dogs you are working on are so cute!!

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  9. Oh....I love love love it...and the dogs are going to be awesome!

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  10. Fiona that is one awesome wall hanging and i know Mel will be wrapped with it,well done.Arent you the clever one with the puppies,look forward to seeing it come together.

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  11. Hi Fiona, I love the wallhanging you made for Melody, it's gorgeous. You may inspire me to try using felt - where did you buy it from? Love the wool puppies too, I've never used wool for applique, but have used flannel for animals to give them a soft feel :oD toni xxx

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  12. Those birds are SUCH characters! I love this one Fiona, and I like that you've done it in felt too. It's so warm and fun this way. Lucky Melody!

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  13. Oh wow! They are both gorgeous Fiona!!!

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  14. I saw your absolutly beautiful Wall hanging on Melody's blog. How lucky was she to receive such a gorgeous gift.
    Oh your dogs are just divine too.
    Looking forward to see what you do with Henrietta.

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  15. The wall hanging you sent to Melody is wonderful! Beautiful work and such a special gift. Lovely.
    I do like the look of your dog blocks. Love the way you are using the wool and the chenille. This will look great!

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  16. Such a BEAUTIFUL gift for Melody - love the swirly quilting, Fiona! You gals both rocked this swap! I like to the look of the project you're doing now too!

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  17. I'm sure Melody loved it with all those beautiful little birdies. Just lovely Fiona.

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  18. Oh my gosh, I love the little quilt you made for Melody....that is absolutely adorable! Those little birdies are soooo sweet! And the little doggies look pretty awesome, too! I bet dear little Widget would love those! ;o)

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  19. Your spring wall hanging is beautiful! How lucky Melody is to receive it. Especially love the "fat"
    little birds! Cute dogs also. Nola

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  20. Your spring wall hanging is absolutely gorgeous, you have done an amazing job. I love the puppies too, they will feel and look great!

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  21. Now if that ahnging was, outside my window everyday, I would think it was Spring . Cheeky little birds there.

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  22. Love your wall hanging, very tactile using felt and buttons, love all the quilting too, brings it all together

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  23. your spring wall hanging is absolutely charming. I love the felt applique. Lucky Melody.
    Beautiful quilting the swirls make the birds pop.

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  24. I saw your wall hanging on Melody's blog and fell in love with it, it's beautiful. x

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  25. Hello Fiona,

    Oh I love what you made Melody.
    Using different fabrics always adds that tactileness to the quilts.
    Love your dog quilt too.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  26. Love everything, the dogs, the wall hanging - so cute.
    Amazing 26 comments before me !!
    Hugs xx

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  27. Lovely - sure like the birdies falling out of their tree!
    Woof is gorgeous and using up lots of your stored goods.
    enjoy

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  28. Beautiful! What a lucky swap partner. I love that little yellow bird falling out of the tree!

    I think you can call any fabric that's more than a month old "vintage" these days!

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  29. It is gorgeous Fiona , just love it and I love the quilting too . This new project looks really cute in wool , can't wait to see this finished as well.hugs

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  30. Bubz....the wall hanging is fantastic Mel would have been thrilled...

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  31. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my quilt. Thank you so much Fiona. We must be kindred spirits as I've started on the doggy quilt too.

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