Thursday, November 5, 2009


A few days have passed since my last blog but it was Melbourne Cup Weekend here and as usual we ....meaning all the family, plus extras.... headed to the Murray river for some sun and relaxation for 5 days. Boy!! it was hot up there!! Here's a pickie of little Abbey (granddaughter) enjoying her swim. Couldn't resist, she looks tooo cute!!

Anyhu, this quilt has been on the go for a while now, the fabrics are by Holly Holderman whose fabrics I really, really love, originally it was not going to have a border, but then I saw Kellie's quilt "Love Birds" in a recent Homespun magazine and was totally inspired by her beautiful quilt. I just felt that it needed something so I added the border, flowers and birds, and to be honest I believe this has made the quilt. You should check out Kellie's blog Dont Look Now, it is truly inspiring!!

I decided to call this quilt "Summertime" as the colours remind me of the various colours of petunias and marigolds flowering in the hot sun.

Love the birds!!

Just not sure whether to Blanket stitch the applique or do the free motion technique which I have not done before, I'm wanting to try this as I think it would be faster than the Blanket stitch. Has anybody done this technique before and is it hard?? Love to hear you thoughts on this one!!

Time is flying by so quickly, Christmas is just around the corner arghhhh!! I need to get the year is just about over and I have not finished lots of the projects I have started.

Catch you later
Happy Quilting!!


Quilts on Bastings said...

Abbey is very cute - you're right time is flying!
The quilt is beautiful - I love the colours - the border is excellent, what a lot of work! I haven't done the freemotion applique before so am not too sure there. How are you going to quilt it!

Rae Ann said...

Abbey is simply adorable! I love your quilt.

Lynda said...

What a happy quilt. Love all the colors. Abbey is a cutie....aren't grandkids the best!