Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bluebirds & berries...

Finally, it is all one piece!

Now I need to decide whether to add some extra borders to make it more of a bed size.  Why is it that I find it impossible to make quilts that are small??

Some of my favourite little snippets.

Mysteriously the box of scraps that I accumulated to create this masterpiece is just as full as when I started.

The fabric play I had earlier this week has resulted in the following blocks.  The Avalon Quilt repeats these four blocks... I went with donkey as the clear winner in the voting poll... and matched it with a black and white Spotlight print for the feature strips.

I'm really enjoying the process of cutting each block... and following a complicated set of simple steps to get it constructed.  I added a few extra grey prints to the mix and left out some of the full on florals... hopefully making an interesting as opposed to manic collection.  I just need to decide now whether to repeat the blocks with the same fabrics, or attempt to mix it up a bit.

Wishing all my friends a very Merry Xmas, and I look forward to catching up, whether in person or online, in the new year.


  1. Beautiful quilt! Have a great Christmas!

  2. I say mix it up a bit. And whilst your bluebirds is not my style, it looks lovely all together and the colours are divine, you must be really pleased to see it together. And I vote for borders. Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. Woohoo!! Your Gail Pan quilt looks great! I look forward to seeing what you decide about borders.
    The next quilt looks like you have been having fun.
    Merry Christmas to you too!See you in the New Year, maybe you will get to some sewing Saturdays?

  4. Great job! I think Blue Birds and Berries needs a thin white border then a checkerboard one of the left over fabrics! Happy Christmas to you and yours....

  5. Wow, great progress since I saw them 2 days ago - long may that hiss and roar continue lol
    I vote for borders, too - and why change a good thing = making lovely big quilts lol
    I hope Dylan is better!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  6. So awesome to get Birds and Berries together - its a real beauty!! And your latest project is going well - your description of a complicated set of simple sets made me smile!! I can relate to that in quiltmaking!! Have a great Christmas yourselves and a wonderful New Year!!

  7. Merry Christmas back at you! Look at Berries and Bluebirds all together! That's awesome. :) I think it's definitely worthy of borders that can let it be spotlighted on a bed. And the Avalon quilt is delectably fun. Yeah, I think you'd be happy with mixing it up. You achieved a great balance with the prints pool.

  8. Love your Bluebirds & Berries - it's gorgeous. Have a wonderful Christmas!