This is Caitlin's birthday quilt, her birthday is the last week of November so I thought that I had better get started on it. I was just going to do random squares, rectangles and strips but then I decided to put the flower panel in the middle somewhere! The flower patterns are from Kellie Wulfsohn's (Don't Look Now) 'Love Birds' quilt, from 'The Garden Issue' of Australian Homespun. I'm pretty sure it was last month's issue?
Just playing around with the fabric at the moment. I machine appliqued the flowers and stems on, still have lots of leaves to put on there and have a little bird and lady bug that I'm hand stitching on to the flowers. I thought that I might applique some individual flowers on some of the squares and perhaps some stems, leaves and a bird or two on long strips, just randomly around. Did I say I had 8 weeks or 80??
This is my groom block for the CWBQ, I'm not very happy with the way it's going at the moment. Lots more flowers, leaves, some cherries and another pear to go on yet! I had to make this block up because I decided she needed a groom! He's looking as if he's got a decidedly feminine waist right now, not sure what to do with him? Perhaps a leaf or flower to just hide that slim little waist? I really don't want to pull him off, this is the second attempt, one more and I might just have to leave him out I think!