Monday, August 19, 2013

A new week.....

I just cannot start a new day... let alone a new week without a cuppa.....
 or two! 


Printed panels are a lovely way to practice and play with free motion quilting... 

I got a couple of panels from the Flirt range....  there are little fat birds and irresistible to me....  Quilters Angel down the road stocks it and I got a bit extra to add to the panel...


So I traced the birds and made some more to applique on a strip and a little bit of hand stitching to make the little twirlies on the head and tail ....


and joined the strip on 



The quilting design was already in the shapes so I just went around them ....

A little bit of ric rac over the seam and a plain binding....


Backed with some sweet soft flannellette 

A couple of gifts to put in the cupboard ......

Righto, Gotto Go.... that second cuppa needs brewing...

28 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous Fiona, and so quick. Enjoy your second cup of Java, just on m first. Have. A good Monday.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

If I was closer I would pop around for some of that brew Fiona...the best way to start the day! Nice quilting and great forvthebpresent box! Have a great week!

Allie said...

How adorable!!! Love the appliques.

Cheryll said...

You are fantastic at ideas Fiona! Love this one... turning a simple panel into something wonderful! :)

Anonymous said...

so gorgeous and you are so clever my friend,enjoy your week.xx

Susie said...

Such a fabulous idea. I really need to and want to practice. Was thinking of adding some dolly quilts to my list to practice. And yes, just sat down with my first coffee for the week. Two out of three sick kids, one Has been up since 4.45, washing, beds and breakfasts done i am feeling quite desperate for one. Enjoy your week.

Farm Gate Creations said...

What a terrific idea...and I definitely agree with you on the coffee.

Mistea said...

Perfect way to start your week.
Lovely panel with gorgeous quilting, your sewing machine has been busy.
Enjoy your week.

Susan said...

Those little birdies are very sweet. Beautiful idea for practice.

Marilyn said...

Such a beautiful panel and the little applique strip adds to it. I enjoy quilting panels too - dont have to think very much while doing it and always looks good. Can almost smell that secon coffee from here. Have a great day.
Hugs xx

WoolenSails said...

I start with a cup of tea, in the morning. Then I hit the coffee all day, lol. Love your new pieces, really fun design and nice quilting.

Debbie

Daisy Jayne said...

Those little birdies are very sweet. great idea thanks for sharing

Charlie and Wendy said...

Very beautiful, I love how you emphasized different patterns on the fabric, hugs.

Maria said...

Yep sitting with my coffee as I read blogs..
Oh how cute is that Birdie quilt..
someone will love it.....

Jeanette said...

very cute. Hugs,xx

Susan said...

cute little birdies!...and of course more of your clever quilting...

Jennifer said...

Very cute......can I please have coffee instead, because I don't drink tea?

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Hmmm My Monday started with a Blood Test so no morning coffee for me. Maybe that's the excuse I can use for a slack week! lol

Chrissie said...

Lovely panel and such a brilliant idea, enjoy your cuppa.

Jane Galley said...

Those panels are so pretty, and the extra bit at the bottom makes them a useful size

Jacky Patterson said...

The colours are just gorgeous. Lovely work.

marina said...

they will make lovely gifts!
lovely colours in the panels too.

Val Spiers said...

What a cute little quilt. Your design additions are great.

valspierssews@gmail.com

Karen said...

Lovely use of the panels and a great way to extend them. They look great.

Too many eggs said...

They look really great.....
Smarty pants

Sheila said...

What a great idea Fiona and a sweet project ! Hugs Sheila

FloS said...

That will be great gifts !
Florence

Wendy said...

It's just beautiful Fiona! I have a panel that I won from Susan at Supermom no Cape and have yet to do anything with it... you're giving me ideas!

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