02 February, 2012

Birdie Blankie

The other day at work we had a quilt top being put together with the fabric that I cut up last week - Covent Garden.  It turned out great.  It was such a simple & effective pattern.  So I had to do it myself.  The pattern is Sewn in Time by Lynne Wilson Designs.  It's so simple.  This quilt top I did yesterday afternoon.  I got all the cutting & assembly done in the one afternoon!  (& that was without DJ having his afternoon nap!) That can't be bad.  I used stash fabric too.  It gives you 3 different sizes & for the small one you need 12 fat quarters for the top itself plus an extra 4 for the borders if you want.  Most stash-aholics have no problem finding that amount of co-ordinating fabric.  I sure didn't!  But I went with this range this time as I really wanted to use those big circle bird pieces.  They fit in well.  I haven't got the whole quilt top in the picture above.  There are 6 of those large round birds.  I fussy cut them to fit them & could use some of the design from between them to fit in for other pieces.  I'm pleased with it.  I think this might just become my go to pattern for a quick quilt.  The fabric is Birdie by Me & My Sister.  I like their happy fabrics.  Oh that's right they have a range more recently than Birdie called Happy.  I have a jelly roll of that.  One day I might even use it!  We just got their new range, Twirl in at work.  I won't get it.  I really shouldn't.  I will need to use the jelly roll first.  But they do all work in well together at least.  I will need to take my quilt top to work tomorrow & get a border & binding fabric, & a backing I guess, so maybe I can use the new ones for that! Now there's an idea.  I do still have one piece of the big bird circles though & ideally I would like to add that to the backing somehow, just to use it up.  I think that there may just be another fat quarter bundle of this fabric left though so I will see if I can use that too.

Now on a side note, where I work does ship all over the place so if you are after something quilt related, embroidery, cross stitch, wool, you can order from there easily.  If you want info on where it is leave me a comment or message me & I can let you know details on where to do so.  I like to share the love.  We need to support the LQS that are left.  There are so many of them that have closed in the last few years that we must keep the support of the bricks & mortar stores going so we still have local access to all the good stuff.

Guess I had better go & do something useful now.  Making friends with the darned iron for ironing clothes might have to be one of the useful things.   Have a good day!


Bron said...

You're right it is a shame that the little shops are disappearing...the bigger ones aren't always the best. x

Sally said...

It looks fantastic. The fussy cut birds really really make it. And the hues - so soft and calming. This quilt top is a real delight - you must really be thrilled with it.

I really really must give this a go ... soon.