Saturday, 24 March 2012

Polly's Pigeons!

Ever feel like you are going round in circles....lol....this was a fun although time consuming quilt. My customer, Polly requested pebbles like the quilt in the book but we decided on a little more.....EQS Sew Simple Poly batting, Glide thread top and bobbin in Warm Grey...42" x 60"


I am sure the quilt will be a talking point in the holiday cottage, it was designed to fit in a stairwell where it will be displayed once the binding has been added.  The pattern is from a book called Quilts Made Modern by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr.


It's a very simple design but to draw the viewer in a little more I added some additional quilting....it was a pleasant distraction from all those pebbles. Look closer and you can see a telegraph pole with wires and ghosted flying pigeons!



I was pleased to find an exact matching thread in my cupboard but was very relieved when my good longarming friend, Janette, had an extra cone which duly arrived in the post just in time. Thanks Janette!

20 comments:

  1. Kay -- I love birds -- what a great addition your quilting was !! Love the flying birds, the extra wires and the pole... thanks for sharing.

    PS -- the original design was also very stunning -- simple but stunning....

    Karen

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  2. Sorry, I can't resist this. With all those pebbles on that quilt, surely no one will suggest you have rocks in your head. If so, perhaps you can show them a picture of the quilt and reassure them that they all fell out!
    I love the quilt, by the way, but it's your quilting that makes it special.

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  3. Kay , I love this. I'm sure I have this book somewhere. I like your ghosted telegraph pole and pigeons. I bet you were glad though when you finished the pebbles.

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  4. My goodness that's a LOT of pebbles! You must have been doing them in your sleep. It looks great though. And I really like the ghosted details.

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  5. Kay - I am speechless - what a wonderful job of quilting!! How many hours do you think you put into that - it's just amazing!

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  6. Love the extra details you added along with the pebbling... and that's a lot of pebbles!! Well worth the effort as it looks amazing.

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  7. Wow...this is neat. I love how you did the fence post to make it like wood and those birds in the pebbles are so cool.

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  8. Holy Cow! Or should I say "Holy pebbles!" LOL Love the "ghosting touch"! Beautiful work, but yours always is!

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  9. That's some serious pebbling on that quilt.......I bet you felt a bit dizzy after you finished it.......it looks great too......

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  10. The quilting is fantastic but must have taken ages! But part of me is thinking of the Hitchcock movie The Birds!?

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  11. Your quilting is fantastic Kay, such imagination with the telegraph wire too.

    No problem with the thread though, lucky I had one exactly the shade you needed. Thanks for the wool wadding too..... it is quilting beautifully....

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  12. OMG that is incredible. Those pebbles must've taken you hours to do. What a fantastic job you have done and I love the flying pegeons you have added.

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  13. WOW, beautiful, bet you had fun doing that!!!Love the birds and the shadow pole and birds. Just breathtaking

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  14. WOW, beautiful, bet you had fun doing that!!!Love the birds and the shadow pole and birds. Just breathtaking

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  15. I loved it on MQR and I'm still lovin' it!

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  16. I just picked up a book that had a pattern in it similar to this quilt with the birds. LOVE where you took it with your quilting. Feathers, yes.... Pebbles - I'm just not sure I can enjoy doing that many pebbles! Your work is beautiful.

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  17. Hi Kay, saw the quilt on Friday - it is fabulous ..... your pebbles are amazing!!

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  18. WOW - that is an epic amount of pebbles! I love the extra details. A work of art!

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  19. The top itself is gorgeous but the quilting is stunning!

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