Saturday, 16 April 2016

A finished woodland animals cot quilt


Today we woke up to two inches of snow on the ground and a bright sunny day with a brilliant blue sky. The blue tits and robins have been taking a huge amount of seed from the bird feeders and are clearly looking for tasty snacks for their young. I also saw a great tit with a beak full of brushed off fur from Nemi the dog, it looked so funny, a blue and yellow great tit with an orange furry beard! A lovely soft nest lining though! Yesterday I saw an adult tawny owl in full daylight, a sure sign they are also raise young ones in our garden and I am so so pleased!

This week I have finished the woodland animals cot quilt. I have really enjoyed making this quilt from scraps of favourite fabrics in the sewing room and very appropriate for the time of year too.. Here it is all finished:

Woodland animals cot quilt by Green Star Quilts
The measurements are 45 x 39.5 inches ( 114.5 x 101.5 cm)

25 fabrics all cottons which are new/modern prints, vintage, and from my stash collection

91 large bricks and 78 smaller bricks to make the design

wadding : 80% cotton 20% polyester

The backing fabric is Babes in the Wood Dragonflies in pale grey by Such Textiles, I love this fabric and it is just right for the animals on the front of the quilt.

This quilt is for sale on my website  on the Buy Now Quilts page

Woodland animals cot quilt by Green Star Quilts


Woodland animals cot quilt by Green Star Quilts
I have quilted in the ditch on all the seams. I dithered over this, but decided to keep the quilting plain as all the prints make it look very busy.

Woodland animals cot quilt by Green Star Quilts
I love taking the photos when the quilts are finished, trying to get them to look interesting but clean and modern...

Woodland animals cot quilt by Green Star Quilts
and a bit arty too.... I don't have any training in photography, I have just read loads on the internet and a few books. My favourite book is The Crafter's Guide to taking Great photos by Heidi Adnum and  I hope I am improving slowly!  Have you read any good books or blogs which have helped you with your photos? I'd love to know.....

Woodland animals cot quilt by Green Star Quilts
I like this pattern so much I have started on a summer themed one too called Summer Bicycle Ride. Here is the top and I will have more photos next week...

Summer Bicycle Ride quilt
Have you got snow in your garden? It seems it is vests on again for the time being, no summer skirts yet,

I hope you have a lovely weekend though,
Kind regards,
Sue


PS. I am linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish Up Friday
 and Leanne at She Can Quilt scraptastictuesday






3 comments:

  1. It is sweet and darling. You did great combining those fabrics.

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  2. What a cute little quilt! I love the simple but modern patchwork design.

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  3. Great baby quilts which will be much loved. Love to use favourite scraps for some I spy fun. Thank you for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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Happy quilting everyone!
Sue