Sunday, August 12, 2012

Birdie Stitches.....

Last year I made up the top of this very cute quilt designed by Little Miss Shabby ...


 I used a charm pack of Rural Jardin and had a piece for the border and binding... I bought the red sashing separately .....


Stitcheries were done using 6 threads.... quite hard on the fingers but I did like the effect...

My aloes in the garden are looking stunning at the moment.....


I didn't want to quilt over the stitcheries so I let my feathers flow over onto the unstitched areas of the blocks and the border ...


the cream thread softened the very bold red I had used for the sashing....


I haven't quilted such a large amount of feathers before.... I rather like it....

The posts showing the individual stitcheries I did in detail can all be found HERE and the patterns are still available on LMS page HERE

Another UFO finished .... yay

You know by now I am reasonably environmentally conscious.... there is a very good reason why....


Righto, Gotto Go..... I'm off to find some of that stuff I pay carbon tax for......

40 comments:

Jennifer said...

Your quilting is fabulous, love the feather design with pebbles running along the spine! Chocolate makes everything feel better, doesn't it?

Cubby House Crafts said...

Gorgeous quilt Fiona and your quilting is beautiful!

Lisa

Sue SA said...

Ahhh a woman after my own heart, its ALL about the chocolate! Great quilting, love feathers, but yet to perfect them, yours look fantastic, great quilt... particularly like the shot up the tree!

Anonymous said...

oh Fiona your quilt is gorgeous,well done my friend and you are getting very good at the FMQ.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

looks great Fiona.........congrats on your finish......

Miss 376 said...

I love how you've done the quilting. This is the second one of these quilts I've seen finished, both completely different, but both adorable. Lovely to have another one completed.

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love the fabrics and colours you chose for this quilt and your quilting looks amazing. That's one gorgeous quilt!

Tanya said...

YEAH !!! What a great finish...looks amazing.
Maybe if more people saw your sign they would take better care of the planet.
hugs Tanya

Susan said...

Your quilt has turned out beautifully. You've done a great job on the quilting.

Sunnybec said...

Wow look at those feathers!!! Your quilt looks lovely Fiona. Hugs x

marina said...

your quilt is amazing, you have done a superb job. Love the quilting too, you are becoming quite the expert!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Congrats on another UFO done and dusted...it looks fabulous...like the way the little circley trails wander around the sashing...

Maria said...

Your Little Miss Shabby Quilt looks fabulous finished and your feathers are really great....
I am also helping save the Earth...LOL

Mistea said...

Gorgeous birdies - love the inclusion of quilted feathers - perfect. Hope the birdies don't take flight from there roost in the tree.
Enjoy your lovely finish.

Kathy said...

Fiona, your birdy quilt is a triumph! Love the quilting and the red posts - in fact I think it's all pretty super :)
Have a great week.

Michelle Ridgway said...

oh so gorgeous!!! I agree I'm not going anywhere else until they get chocolate.

Deb R said...

What a beautiful quilt Fiona, such gorgeous quilting too!!!

Karen said...

This is very impressive. Love all the fabrics you have used and the way it is quilted. Great work with the feathers, especially around the embroideries.
This finish is great to see, particularly after our discussion about collecting quilt tops as UFOs.
Cheers for the chocolate planet, too.

simplestitches said...

Fiona that looks fantastic! love all those feathers, clever lady!

Patchwork and Play said...

The feathered quilting really adds a soft touch to the pretty embroidery! A great finish!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

WOW Fiona, your Birdie Stitches looks beautiful. Congratulations on the finish. hugs

Anthea said...

Hi Fiona, Woo Hoo, that is the most gorgeous former-ufo i've ever seen, WELL DONE it looks fantastic. I do love the look of the feathering, you are very clever. and the pics are so good...

Maddy said...

Looks great like the feather quilting bring a new dimension the quilt.

Talin's Corner said...

Your quilting is gorgeous. I love the way they fall into the stichery blocks and outline the sticheries. Well done.

WoolenSails said...

The quilting is wonderful and perfect for that piece. I always have a hard time deciding on stitching with stitcheries.

Debbie

Quilt Kitty said...

I haven't used 6 threads to stitch before but they look great on your birdie blocks. I did use 4 by mistake last night when the rest of the stitchery is done in 3 strands. I am telling myself it is not obvious & now I check carefully. Those feathers are gorgeous - great quilting! Tracee xx

regan said...

This quilt is awesome! And I love how you quilted it, too! Very smart to feather into the stitchery blocks, but not hit the stitching....and those pearls in the feather stems are fabulous! Great job!

Cyndi said...

Fiona, your Birdie Stitches quilt turned out gorgeous....love those Rural Jardin fabrics...and the quilting is so nicely done. I downloaded the patterns last year but have yet to start the first one. My embroidery leaves a lot to be desired! Hope you found some of that wonderful chocolatey treat as a reward for your finish! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

barb's creations said...

Love the effect of the quilting on the quilt,isn't it great to finally have a finish :) Barb.

Joy said...

Your quilt is simply gawjus Fiona ... and your quilting is beyond fabulous!!! Great job - I wish I could do feathers like that :o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Terry said...

Your birdie stitches quilt is so pretty! Congratulation on getting it finished! :0)

Melody said...

Such a gorgeous quilt. You are so very clever.

donna said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love how the quilting is done.
Hugs
donna

Sue said...

Wonderful Quilt Fiona and your quilting is topnotch. Congrats on winning the Hedgehog prize from RicRac too.

Grammasheri said...

Feathers are perfect for a Birdie Stitches quilt. Its beautiful!

Janet said...

The birdie quilt is so lovely. I adore the picture of it in the tree. :)

katherine macwin said...

love the birdie quilt!

Annie said...

What a gorgeous piece! Love the colors in the stitchery and the quilting cottons. And those feathers that just step into the stitchery are inspired!

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Love the photo of your quilt in the tree. The red strips really set the blocks of, love the feather quilting.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Nicky said...

Beautiful quilt, your quilting is gorgeous too. Good on you for getting it finished..... I'm still languishing at Block 4 :-(

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