Saturday, 21 July 2012

Sparrows Nest...

The Sparrows Nest block started in Susan Smith's class at Summer School back in January is an orphan block on longer...it was finished last night but it needed a bath before going out in public.  I always had it in mind to hand quilt the block with orange perle thread which I had yet to find in my travels, so coming across the spool of orange hand quilting thread at the charity quilt-in day a couple of weeks ago was close enough...
I used three different quilting stencils...starting with a circular petals design in the centre and dragonflies on each corner then decided it also needed something the sides and added a round petal flower...a bit of fun playing with different designs. Self-bound with the backing fabric instead of a separate binding, a thin poly batting and finishing at 13" square(ish) (it's a little bit not quite square).

A finish for OPAM for July...yay!...

Happy Stitching...

9 comments:

Grit said...

Der Miniquilt ist toll.
LG Grit

shez said...

Annette that is beautiful i so love the colours,well done my friend.xx

Fiona said...

such a pretty little mini quilt....
Hugz

Kerry said...

Oh, so cute. And totally finished! I'm quite envious.

marina said...

lovely finish. So much piecing!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

This is just beautiful.

Mistea said...

You should have mentioned orange perle thread I believe there is some here. Next time.
Pretty little finish - now all you need is the mini hanger.
Enjoy stitching.

Melody said...

So beautiful.

Quilting Nests said...

What a gorgeous mini quilt - well done