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Welkom op mijn blog waar ik vooral schrijf over mijn passies appliqueren & patchwork, haken, aquarelleren en fotografie.

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Anne Marieke

Thursday, 19 August 2010

More Fabrics & More Previews & No Cats This Time

This afternoon I paid another visit to my favourite quilt store in Lisse and bought some more fabrics for the Born to Quilt Mystery:

My collection of Zen Rose by Makower is now nearly complete with the addition of the top fabric which arrived in the post yesterday and the bottom one which I bought today. They are a very pretty pale blue. Blue is not really my favourite colour, but these are beautiful, and the project calls for blue shades.

Three more fabrics: the bottom one is for the chocolate labrador in block 10, the middle one will probably serve as a background in block 4 (the one with the cute sheep) and the top one will probably replace the shutters on the door of the larger bird house in block 12.

And two more greens (more green in real life, the scan has made them look bland) for the stem and the leaves in block 12, which I'm going to frog and replace later today.

And two more previews of block 12, which is never going to get finished if I keep replacing all the pieces! ;o) ;o) You know how it is when you're not happy with what you've chosen and stitched...
This is the smaller of the two birdhouses, now entirely finished. The birdie is still waiting to have its eye and beak stitched.

And the bird at the top has now got a companion. Please excuse the creased background.

We have a pair of collared doves living in our garden (they are wild birds, but have chosen to keep us company) and they have raised two young, which are now also coming to our feeder to help themselves to seeds.

Thanks for all your lovely comments!


Rennie said...

Wij hadden vroeger ook jaren lang generaties lieve duifjes. Koester ze maar en geniet van al je prachtige werk. Ben benieuwd of je iets kunt vinden wat met het Lotusblad te maken heeft.

Erna said...

Love the blue fabric, with the pink roses

Lainey said...

More pretty fabrics and your Birdhouse is looking fab!