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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Birds and Bees Quilt Top

After a few nights (and days) of feverish sewing, my Birds and Bees Colour Block quilt top is done! Getting the seams to match was less terrifying than I had expected - although there was a bit of easing involved and there are some pretty dodgy bits, but they kind of dissolve into the riot of colour :o).



It is giant - 96" x 85" (ish, I haven't actually measured, but that's what the pattern said ;o) ). And heavy - I'm getting more nervous about the quilting the more I think about it.

While trying to work out how to photograph this, I discovered we have a row of conveniently placed hooks above one of our outside doors. Jackpot!! So I managed to get a shot of the back as well :o)


So half-way there with one out of seven of my FAL list... we'll see how that goes from here ;o)
xx Jess

19 comments:

Jessica said...

JESS!! I'm coming over there and taking this quilt with me. It's seriously stunning. (and wow, that IS huge!)

Heather D. said...

Beautiful! The shot of the back is stunning. Love it.

Patchwork and Play said...

WOW! This is an amazing quilt Jess! You've chosen some really fabulous fabrics! Great job!

Di said...

It is beautiful J. It is going to be even nicer once it is quilted. Di x

moira said...

yep, what Di said x

Janine said...

This is beyond stunning! I LOVE all those colours and the way they go together. I don't know how you manage to keep turning out these quilts so fast :)

Kirsten said...

So beautiful - love the blocks of colour!

Kelly said...

Love it!

Sarah said...

Jess, that is absolutely freakin awesome!!! How did you even think of doing that?! I love it, its sooooo cool.

Quilting In The Cold said...

WOW, WOW, WOW it is stunning!!!

Jessica said...

Wow, You are speedy! And it looks awesome!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Jess that is amazing! Not sure I envy you quilting it, what pattern will you do? It is going to be stunning and quite a feat!

claudia said...

Amazing quilt! Beautiful!!!

LC said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Wonderful work.

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, it looks fab! Good luck with the quiling

Danny Heyen said...

Wow! Just wow.

Lisa said...

I love this it is so beautiful in the light!

Nicky said...

Looks like the squirrel are playing peek-a-boo!

Jenelle said...

I'm so late commenting on this (sorry!)...but I have to tell you Jess that I've had this quilt open on my browser and each time I click through my tabs I'm floored by how beautiful this is. :) You're really inspiring me to pull out my Birds and Bees and get to sewing them finally! ;)