this is part of a delightful quilt using the oh so beautiful liberty fabric, it belongs to a friend who is not so well at the moment and i know she reads my blog so surprise ! surprise !
today i have been keeping cool and putting the layers together and sandwiching this quilt top with wool batting and a liberty back, it feels so soft and comforting, so now it is already to hand quilt
it has many gorgeous areas in it and all together it looks very beautiful as well as the luxurious feel
the look on the bird is comical, this liberty designer must have been feeling in a mischievous mood when they drew this design
then i did some of this, some of you have been wondering what i am doing with the cascade cottons i showed you a couple of posts ago, well this is it. i like double crochet and am making large log cabin type blocks in all the colours, joining and picking up the stitches as i go and then i will sew them together. a friend had made one and i loved it and so i am doing my version !
they will all be different and i just pick up the next colour, whichever suits me at the time !
then my blooms quilt has been lying on the top of my many projects, waiting to also be sandwiched, so i found some fine cotton floral backing in the cupboard and some wool batting and have also put this together this afternoon, ready for me to hand quilt, next i will choose some perle 8 cotton to do the stitching with
i use the bent safety pins to keep it secure, so now it is all pinned up and ready to start !
a hot day, but a productive one too ! i did have the aircon on !