Sunday, 19 August 2012

Birdcage quilt

Here are some photos of  a quilt I recently completed. I am quite pleased with the way it turned out. I was going to add rick-rack  to it, but decided I preferred it without. I like the way it has two looks to it, with the other side mainly covered in birds and birdcages fabric. The colours complement the blocks on the front.

front of quilt
birdcage fabric
I started to hand quilt certain areas, then because I love the soft effect, and also I love to quilt, I ended up completing the rest of the quilt by hand.

reverse of quilt
completed front and back
working out block designs
I used  a design wall to help work out fabric arrangements of  this quilt. Sometimes I just make things up as I go along !

We spent a couple of days camping by Ullswater in The Lake District. I took these photos early evening, I love the subdued tones to the light, and of course the breathtaking views. Our camper van was just behind me, that's how close we were to the water. 

view across the lake

early evening
remains of old pier
Will start working next on finishing border of a quilt made up of darker rose patterned fabrics. Think I will machine quilt this one, or I could hand quilt roses on it!


  1. Lucky you to have that board.. it seems to do the job really well! I LOVE your photo's of the water in front of your camping spot. It's really peaceful and beautiful.

    1. Hi Sylvie,
      I am having a shed built so I can have all my sewing stuff under one roof. One side of the shed will be a design wall. I am so looking forward to it.I will have to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony !

      The views of the lake were stunning, the next day was howling wind and rain, a good excuse to cosy up and have a glass of wine !

  2. Very beautiful photos of the lake district. The light and tones are amazingly beautiful. Also love your birdcage quilt especially the front blocks. Very pretty! Bye for now and have a lovely weekend x

  3. Love those photos. What gorgeous light.
    The quilt looks lovely too!

  4. Thanks. We are lucky to be only a couple hours drive away from The Lakes. I want to take some more photos in the next month or so as the trees change colour. Maybe there could be another quilt in the making!


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