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:

Sue SA said...

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!

marina said...

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.

WoolenSails said...

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

Maree: said...

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

Tarnyia said...

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

sunny said...

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

rosie said...

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...

Stray Stitches said...

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!!

Barb said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Michele Pacey said...

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!

Larissa said...

Oh wow! They are both gorgeous Fiona!!!

Maria said...

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.

Karen said...

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!

Allie said...

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!

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Aww its so cute :) and so are the dogs

Michelle Ridgway said...

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

Cyndi said...

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

Just Ramblin' said...

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

Charlie and Wendy said...

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

Margaret said...

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

Chrissie said...

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

Teresa Felgueiras said...

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

Sunnybec said...

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

Bev C said...

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

Sue B said...

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

Mistea said...

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

Chookyblue...... said...

definitely spring........lovely

Wendy said...

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!

Sheila said...

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

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

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

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Lucky Melody! It's gorgeous!
xx, shell

Melody said...

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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