Friday, May 29, 2015

A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME

How many of us go running for our sewing room when life gets a little overwhelming?  The other day I needed a distraction so I made a little quilt for a grand baby that is coming soon.  Several years ago hubby and I went to Sisters Oregon, and visited the quilt shop there called The Stitching Post.  It was wonderful!  I picked up this directional print called Novella by Valori Wells.  At the time I didn't know what I was going to do with it, I just knew I liked it.



I went digging through my stash for a background and found the little music notes which I thought were a perfect fit for the little birdies in the print. Then I chose colours from the print to make the flying geese.  I resized a pattern called Big Goose Chase by Pieced Tree patterns




Before long, it was time to slice the fabric---always a little nerve wracking



For the quilting I did simple wavy lines following the lines in the trees



This was therapy at it's best


So looking forward to holding you in my arms little man   : )

Quilt stats:
37 x 42
pattern is Big Goose Chase
Pieced and quilted by me

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43 comments:

Leanne said...

it's a beautiful quilt, I hope that baby arrives soon!

Donna quilts said...

It's beautiful! Those little shoes are adorable too!

dutchcomfort said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Love the birdie fabric so much!!

mond-sichel said...

Time for writing a post to you. Sorry I'm really unskilled in the use of the english language and so it's not so easily to me.
First, I more often look at your blog and admire yours sew. You are very crative and your materials are very well combined. Very nice baby-quilt.
Many greetings from Bavaria
mond-sichel

Live a Colorful Life said...

What a beautiful quilt! And those little shoes are adorable.

Dolores said...

What a sweet quilt and a quick finish.
I am in the middle of repairs (not for me) and I tend to procrastinate (not fun jobs) so I needed something to distract me. White 5" squares alternating with various greens - all solids. A baby quilt done quickly and I'm happy.

Carla said...

What fun!! I always love what you make, Carla! The only thing missing here might be an aqua hand-knit baby hat!!! I'm just saying'.... Ha!

quiltmania said...

The best therapy there is! Great end product as well.

Kelly O. said...

great way to use that fabric!

Liz said...

So beautiful! I think this is my favorite quilt I've seen using the Novella fabric.

Jessie said...

Beautiful colors and such a simple, striking pattern! I love the wavy quilting too. Great choices all around. :)

Rene' said...

Such a sweet quilt Carla! I love Valori Wells' prints and this is just perfect for a new baby! Those little blue shoes are adorable! Wishing y'all the very best!

Janine said...

This is a beautiful design to show these gorgeous fabrics and the shoes are adorable :)

Ladyquiltsalot said...

so tweet!

sherry said...

nice and cheerful quilt...

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Great use of the big print! And also so smart to have a little fun piecing and then get to a fast finish.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I really love what you've done with this big print and the music notes is a perfect companion print! Your grandbaby is one lucky guy!

Melody said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the bird fabric.

Debbie said...

very sweet!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I think this is one of my favorite quilts ever and the fabric is adorable!

Julie said...

A beautiful quilt - perfect fabric and colour matching too.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a delightful quilt Carla! You DO make the best stuff! The trees remind me of paper bark trees.. Just beautiful! I agree with the other Carla- this quilt needs a little baby hat to match!

Sarah said...

What a lucky little guy!! Love that bird fabric and the geese is a fantastic way to use the fabric on the front. I would have just put on a quilt back :( I needed some therapy myself yesteday: 2 hours outside in my ADK chair with an adult beverage and sewing 2 large chunks of my Value Proposition together. Ahhhhhh. :)

Needled Mom said...

That is fabulous and will be a perfect quilt for that new grandbaby. I love the fabric choices. The geese match the main fabric so beautifully.

Debra said...

What a beautiful pattern and beautiful fabrics. I am sure it will be a delight to the beautiful new baby when he arrives.

Marie said...

Carla, your quilt is just beautiful and I'm sure that not only will the grand baby love it but the parents will as well, good job!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Quilting is my therapy as well! And, bravo to you! This quilt is so harmonious! You truly made everything work together swimmingly!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute quilt!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! You have always so great ideas! That bird fabric is so beautiful and you found perfect way to use it! Flying geese in matching colours and music notes make this quilt fantastic! Thank you for sharing your ideas and giving us inspiration! x Teje

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a lovely finish... and great use of that pretty bird fabric! oh, and the little shoes are too cute!

OPQuilt said...

A baby!! You are always so good to be ahead of the game for your baby quilts--and this one is wonderful. I love the wild geese in the middle of the beautiful print. And congrats on another grandchild!

Elizabeth

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations on the good news! What a lovely quilt - perfect for a boy or girl. Those geese are framed beautifully by that Novella print. Such a beautiful finish!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous!

Beth said...

Beautiful!

SG said...

It's so beautiful and sweet! Have been reading your blog since i recently found it (always late to the party...)... thank you for being so inspiring!

Julie Cefalu said...

You chose the perfect design to show off that beautiful print, and I love the incorporation of flying geese. It gives it the perfect amount of movement. Congratulations on your upcoming grand baby!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Perfect use of that special fabric. It's so nice when a special purchase finds just the right project.

Teresa in Music City said...

How wonderful is that quilt? Wow! So simple and yet such a great visual impact! You never cease to amaze me with your talent :*) Hoping for that sweet little boy to come soon!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

What a great way to feature a large-scale print you adore. I can see why you chose it.

Mary Huey said...

Sweet quilt!!

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

This is so stunning!! I love the contrast here. And I adore those little baby shoes!

Paige said...

Perfect way to use the large scale print! Lovely!

Deb said...

I can see why this was one of your top quilts for 2015!!!! Oooh, I want to make one JUST LIKE IT!!!! It is beautiful....love the birds and the music note fabric is just perfect. You did a great job!