Monday, January 30, 2012

Growing a new quilt.....

This is what I received from Sharon from Lilabelle Lane in the Summer Swap last year.....


fabrics that I have always been too nervous to try and match together myself.....

you saw this previously.....


and this.....


which grew to this last week.... 
(loads of applique work - it took me hours - not complaining - 
I'm very happy to stitch for hours ....)

I used embroidery thread for the applique 
(found a bargain set of colours at Big W)
it adds a lovely gloss to the work

also added a couple of fabrics pieces I had in the flowers


this weekend I joined the panels......


and yesterday I added some borders....
(I had a half metre of the lime yellow... the photo doesn't do the colour justice)


I do love this fresh look.....
(please excuse the veranda cement - it's not dirty - it is so cloudy and damp this is the only place I could get decent light)


I need to add another border so will be off to the shops to find something for that... and the binding... and the backing .....

This is called Sunshine Melody -  a pattern from Homespun Vol 12.10 and is a design by Dawn Hay of As Sweet As Cinnamon...  you can see Dawn's original version HERE 

Thanks to both Sharon and Dawn..... without you two and your inspiration I would never have started on this quilt ... 

.... gotta go.. there are blogs to visit, things to sew ...

37 comments:

Just Ramblin' said...

I love how you quilt is turning out. It is so bright and cheerful. Can't believe all the work you've done on the center flowers. It makes me think of spring which is coming for us here in the states.
Can't wait to see the last border and what you choose for binding. Nola

Melody said...

This is brilliant and really has a summery feel so it's a great quilt to make with your fabulous Summer Swap present.

regan said...

What a gorgeous quilt! It's full of sweet spring freshness! Yay!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow Fiona it is beautiful. And all those fussy cut flowers. You have done an amasing job and I am looking forward to seeing it with the other border and then finished :o)

Allie said...

Oh my word that is just gorgeous - what a stunning quilt, wowzers!

Patchwork and Play said...

How fresh and summery! (There are some colours that refuse to photograph properly!!!) I love your pretty new quilt top!

Laurie said...

I must admit not my cup of tea those fabrics and would not have attempted to use them for I would not have been able match them up either .... but Gee! they look fab made up so bright and cheerful... can't wait to see the finished artical. Hugs Laurie

Kathy said...

FRESH! This is a great quilt and so nice to see some machine blanket stitching :)

Jennifer said...

That's very fresh and cheerful! Love the colours too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Bubz, this is one stunning quilt...

Fiona said...

It's gorgeous !!! I love your version and the pattern is amazing isn't it? Dawnie will love it.

Hugs - Fee X

Cheryll said...

You used the fabric perfectly! What a lovely fresh quilt top. You did a great job on the centre panel applique work too! Yum! :)

Jeanette said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Love it. Hugs,

Annette said...

your quilt make me think of the spring... it is sew warm and bright... as we are in the middle of our winter
in stitches
annette

Larissa said...

I thought I recognised the quilt as I was scrolling down!! Love Dawn's work!! ... Those are gorgeous fabrics to choose in this quilt too, though I don't think I would have chosen them myself either, lol! They do look beautiful all made up in that quilt top!!! Hugs!

Wee Little Birds said...

Fiona your quilt is beautiful...I love the colours so fresh. The applique is devine

Grammasheri said...

Wow Fiona, this is one happy, fresh quilt! I love the vibrant, crisp colors, and your applique work is perfect. The pattern is modern and eye-catching. Love it!

Anonymous said...

whow Fiona its awesome,i love it,well done its wonderful.xx

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Love the centre part of the quilt especially.
Happy quilting.
Bev.xoxo

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Brilliant!!! I love the colors and the applique flowers are awesome.Great pattern and a fantastic sewing week-end.
Hugs,
Teresa

Narelle said...

So lovely and fresh!

Maria said...

What a gorgeous summery quilt top. Just love it.

Karen said...

Wow, this is looking great. Gorgeous colours and fabrics. They look great in the applique and in the panels.
This is a wonderful combination and work so well in this design.

Chookyblue...... said...

gorgeous........looks great.......

Sue SA said...

I love the summer fresh colours wiht the white, what a lovely pattern, looks great together!

Susan said...

I love that centre panel - it really lifts it - love how you have fussy cut your flowers and petals

Sunnybec said...

Well I think this is another OMG moment! Fiona! that is absolutely fabulous (what a good name for a TV programme!) Such a lot of work in there it is beautiful you should be really proud of it. Hugs

marina said...

absolutely fantastic!!
I love the applique and the way you have fussy cut the fabrics. So clever.
You have done such a great job.

Joy said...

Fiona I love your quilt top!!!! The way you've fussy cut those appliqued flowers really looks fantastic. You've done a really beautiful job with Dawnie's gawjus design, its so fresh and pretty. Gawjus!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Sue B said...

Lovely and fresh, it feels like a fruit salad. Great to brighten up any room.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

that is stunning, love love love the colours and design x

Josie said...

Wow!! Your quilt is stunning. Great fussy cutting on the flowers and the colours are just pefect. So is your stitching. It's going to be one gorgeous quilt when you're done with it. Look forward to seeing the next stage.

Leanne said...

Lovely fresh quilt. You should be very pleased with it.

Cardygirl said...

Just lovely Fiona.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Oh my gosh I just LOVE it!! Wow!! I am going to see about that pattern and blame it all on you!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Oh, phooey, it's in homespun and not her shop. Well I'll pin yours for inspiration someday. :)

Love Bears All Things said...

It made a lovely quilt. I like the flower panel in the center.
Mama Bear

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