Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Loving Spring and latest quilt to show.

I love Spring…..especially when birds make nests in my garden and lay their eggs and a pair of Doves (not white ones but greyish ones) have laid two eggs in the nest they made in the little tree in the garden.
Doves nest (1) (Medium)1
Look at those lovely eggs…..that means two more gorgeous little Doves will be in our garden and our very clever Bella keeps the norty bird hunting cats away….she chases them out and barks at them……so hopefully they wont come back and eat these little babies when they hatch.
I have a very proud husband…..he designed a quilt and chose what fabrics he wanted the quilt to be sewn up with and this is the final result.
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I wrote the pattern and sewed it all together using Batiks fabrics (available from my store HERE) and once it was all sewn up and was thoroughly inspected to make sure all was well with it we took it to Natalie at The Quilting Bug where she did an amazing job of quilting it.
DPP_0003 (Medium) (2)1
Love the detail of the quilting.
quiliting on Tonys quilt1
Then Patchwork & Stitching wanted it for their magazine. You will find it in the latest issue….Vol. 13 No. 9.
todayw (1) (Medium)1
This is the first time my husband has designed a quilt and I think he has done a pretty good job.  
todayw (2) (Medium)1
P & S displayed it on a couple of their pages which was exciting to see.
todayw (3) (Medium)1
So here it is….over several pages too!! 3D Crosses is what he called it.
todayw (4) (Medium)1
todayw (5) (Medium)1
So maybe a Ricky Timms in the making?? hehe
hugs to all….

8 lovely people said....:

Sheila said...

Congrats to your husband on the great design. Love the colors/fabrics that you used. Thanks for sharing.

luv2quilt2 said...

Congratulations! I love the colors he has used - they're 'my' colors, and the design is beautiful.

Noela said...

Congratulations to your hubby. What a lovely quilt and the colours are beautiful too. It looks as though you make a great team. Hugs....

Terry said...

The quilt is beautiful! Congratulations to your husband. And thanks for sharing the picture of the dove nest. We're heading into winter and it warmed my heart to see those little eggs! :0)

Kate said...

Ricky Timms move over - for sure! This is impressive ... can't wait to see his next one.

LynCC said...

What a pretty quilt he designed! And in a magazine, even. :D

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations to your clever hubby. I hope that he has some more designs in the pipeline.

Domac said...

Wow, Tony's quilt is so pretty, so pretty - like the colours. And of course, congratulations to the quilt maker, Vicki. Congrats, Tony.