Monday, 23 June 2014

Something to be going on with part 2

This is a quilt I finished last year.  It is Eden's Birds and was made for a three year old girl, so is big enough for a cot bed.   I was really happy when I finished this - I wanted to make something she would like at 3 but not be embarrassed by at 15 and I hope I have succeeded.  Certainly DD, who is 22, loved it.  

This was the first time I had hand quilted using perle rather than quilting thread and I was completely converted.  I loved the colours and the way the thread has a slight shine.  In fact I loved everything except trying to find the right needle, but I still haven't solved that one.  

The fabrics are a mix.  I started with this fabulous Lily Ashbury print from Trade Winds...

and mixed in some other Lily Ashburys, from different collections and fabrics from stash.  Most of the plains I use are Oakshott cottons, because, like the perle, they have a sort of shine or glow that really makes a quilt sing.  And yes, I know they are not the cheapest out there, but as lines come to an end there are usually bargains to be had.  This works fine for me, as I am rarely buying for something specific. The pink, yellow, mauve and blue fabrics in this quilt were all sale fabrics.

I'm linking up today with anything goes mondays:

stitch by stitch


  1. What's not to love? It's gorgeous!! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Glad I found yours:-)

  2. This is lovely. I have not hand quilted anything. That seems like it would take me forever to finish anything!! I think this will be great as the receiver grows up. It is very pretty.

    1. It does take ages, but I find it quite restful to do.

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  4. It's beautiful! She's a very fortunate little girl and I'm sure she will treasure this for the rest of her life.

  5. You have a way with fabrics Kaja and Eden will be loving this quilt her whole life! I too love Oakshott cottons.


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