PINK BIRDS AND WONKY FLOWER
February 13, 2012 by Teje
Hello! Καλη εβδομαδα για ολους! Good week for every one! I hope you had a great weekend! I am thinking what I did all the weekend … I thought I would finish the pink quilt with birds, but I guess I did something else …
I had to try how this idea could work! I began with the scraps and my sewing assistant …
Nelli was sitting and watching out when I started to puzzle the pieces …
… still when I had sewn and pressed all the pieces, she was sitting in the same position! You can see tha it’s getting darker outside. This wonky piece was made quite quickly. I didn’t count or cut same sizes – just puzzled and cut with scissors those long triangles. I didn’t even take care of the center because it will be covered anyway. Also it’s not going to be too thick because I didn’t end all the triangles in the same spot in the middle.
I’m sure that most of you have seen lots of mini quilts around in blogland. And lately even more because there is going on ‘Mini Quilt Challenge’. Jennifer from ‘Ellison Lane Quilts’ is hosting that exiting mini quilt challenge-competition! You find the button in my sidelist – visit to see all the details and the list for the bloggers who are making mini quilts and tutorials to give us ideas and inspiration!
My inspiration for this wonky-flower-colour-circle came from several things. I saw one beautiful fabric of Marimekko which is like water coloured orange flowers! I have Marimekko’s button in my sidelist, if you like to see their spring fabrics.
Also big part of this idea came from so many beautiful colour circles I have seen lately in different blogs! One really good is made by Jennifer!
Something has happened also over the pink birds … I have start to hand quilt it. It really makes the difference! I have always loved quilted and stitched things … bags, shoes, jackets etc.
Still need to stitch long lines from up till down and I guess those birds would like to have legs.
One blog where I like to lead you to get inspiration and real challenge is ‘mamacjt’! Carol creates amazing quilts, fabric pictures and textile art! One of her latest works is ‘Downtown’ and today she showed us ‘Flower forest’! Just amazing – go to enjoy!
And more inspiration from Leanne at ‘She can Quilt’! She made just amazing mini quilt and she shows to us also how she made it! I love also Leanne’s fantastic quilt with giant cabin log!
And one more … Kati at ‘From the Blue Chair’! Kati is also so talented with her beautiful quilts and she is special with colours! Rainbow colours, rainbow quilts and much more!
Today sun was really teasing me! When I was inside, it was shining but when I took my camera and the quilt and went out, it was hiding in the clouds. Finally I got this one shot with sun light!
An other blog where I like you to go today, is Kerry’s ‘VeryKerryBerry‘! Do you love Pippi longstrump?! I do – I had all her books! If you like paper piecing, even better! Kerry has made Pippi with her red hair by paper piecing! I have to admit that I haven’t tried yet paper piecing. I have been lazy to start to try something new what needs lots of concentration. But I think it could be so much fun that it’s worth of trying.
… artichoke today …
Last but not least I want to tell you about Leona’s wonderful give away at ‘Leona’s Quilting Adventure’! She is sharing a lovely book with beautiful fabrics!
Soooo – I guess that’s for today. My sweet darling Nero had pink dreams in the morning. When I went to fix the bed, I found him sleeping on the pillow … I put the blanket on him and he continued sleeping more than half an hour!
I hope you have time to click those links and to join the Mini Quilt Challenge!
Thank you so much for stopping by and writing so lovely comments! I wish you wonderful week with nice weather!