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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Featuring Fiona from Australia!



I received an email from Fiona sharing her beautiful little masterpiece and just had to share with all of you!  The minute I saw it, it reminded me of a mini version of  The Nun's Quilt.  Thank you for sharing Fiona...your work is spectacular!!!


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I found this pretty little hand blanket stitched doily at an OpShop (charity shop) and felt it deserved a home though when I got it I wasn't sure what I would do with it.  When a stitching/designing friend was turning 60 I wanted to give her something I knew she wouldn't make herself.  I have been reading Cindy's blog for awhile and just love the work she does so thought I would give it a try.  I adore quilting feathers but really had no idea what it is like to quilt tiny weeny ones...


I found some brand new linen table napkins so I used that as a base since the linen was exactly the colour I wanted, cotton batting (wadding) and some plain cotton backing...then went to play.  The quilting took about 8 hours and I did do some marking - circles and cross hatching but mostly just free hand feathers as they are so forgiving and also what I feel most confident with.  I then added single beads in the little spaces made by the lacy parts of the stitching.  The whole mini quilt is about 14" square.

I have since found a couple more of these little doilies...so I will be doing more...

Thanks Cindy for your encouragement and inspiration.  Hugz, Fiona

11 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So lovely!

Kate said...

Love those tiny feathers! Beautiful.

sherry said...

wow nice quilting

treadlemusic said...

Fiona.....gorgeous/inspiring!! Thank you so much for sharing with Cindy so she could share with all of us!!! I'm with ya on the "feather thing"....love 'em! The cross-hatch, beading, feathers-ALL play together beautifully! Hugs....Doreen

shez said...

Fiona this is awesome so dainty and pretty,what a great present for Michelle,well done.xx

Leeanne said...

Stunning. I am trying my hand at a quilted doily too.

ANudge said...

Spectacular indeed! And in just 8 hours - wow! Thank you for sharing, Cindy and Fiona.

Лена Балашова said...

WOW!!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Cindy, I am the lucky recipient of this gorgeous piece of work from Fiona. I am truly blessed to have such a friend and such a gift xx

Karen said...

Fiona - such a special gift. A little piece of your heart.

Fiona said...

Cindy.. thanks for this... so sweet of you... but as I said you have been inspirational and your blog full of loveliness...
Hugz