Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Little Quilts

As you can see from the side bar, I have joined Lucy Locket’s Mini Quilt Swap. I haven’t made a miniature quilt for quite a while but it will be fun so I am joining in. I have been paired with ‘Fran’ who unfortunately hasn’t got a blog. Hi, Fran if you are looking in, hopefully I will have your email address soon and will contact you. You may even be persuaded to set up your own blog!

One job I have got done this week is to complete my March Journal quilt. I know it is a late and we are already into April, but I really didn’t think I could get moving on this one. Sharon B’s hints were ‘Little things’ and when I first thought about the subject it was early March and the blossom was coming out on the trees. As we moved further into March the blossom was falling like pink snow on the ground and I received a postcard from Diane in America as part of my postcard exchange group’s mini swap, Simple pleasures of Nature. This is one of my favourite cards and reminded me of the Cherry Blossom celebrations held each Spring in Japan.





As soon as I saw it I thought again of the falling petals and the pink snow it left on the ground. The idea for my March journal quilt was born. I just did not have time to get the idea into fabric at that point and thought I might really fail but yesterday afternoon I suddenly thought the only thing that is stopping me is I haven’t started, (hope that makes sense) I just got out the fabrics and made a start and once I got going it only took a couple of hours to finish.



Hope you like it………..

Fusible applique, thread drawing on the branches and machine quilting made this one quite fast and very enjoyable.

10 comments:

Vicki W said...

Very pretty!

Kitty said...

Hi Stephanie - thank you for visiting my blog. I've had a lovely time here looking at your work. My goodness, what lovely quilting.

My mum's a quilter, and I have made the sum total of one quilt(s) in the past. I was persuaded into Lucy's swap too - never made a mini quilt before ... time to get my thinking cap on!

Take care :-) x

Tanguera said...

Beautiful quilting.

Catherine said...

What an amazing March quilt! I can see why the postcard inspired you! Gorgeous work.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh golly Stephanie! That is gorgeous! I love how simple it seems but how detailed it is too! Lucy x

paulahewitt said...

Lovely work, all three of your TIF challenges - off the browsw your archives now

Fannie said...

Very nice, Stephanie.

Carin said...

ITs beautiful! perfect for spring!

zquilts said...

OOOOOOOhhhhhh ! These are really lovely Stephanie ! Perfect!

Helen Suzanne said...

I love cherry blossom, and this has made me feel very spring like - very pretty