Wednesday, 26 March 2014

'Blackbird has Spoken' Mini Quilt

Linking up with WIP Wednesday again over at Freshly Pieced today. So here's how I left my 'Morning has broken' mini quilt at the start of the week.

And here's how it's coming along...

Some quilting lines and, as you can see, blackbird has now spoken...

The tree branches are just machine embroidery...

And the blackbird is raw edge applique with quite a bit of machine embroidery for the detail, you might just about be able to make it out...

Just got to add my 'quote' (the plan is to create a wall of mini quilts all with a quote, this is number 5 so far, find the others at the bottom of 'My Quilts' page.) and then bind it.

That's it for today, off to have a browse through some of the other WIPs now.


PS Just been having that browse and one of the WIPs I visited (with some lovely looking 'ant' fabric which hooked me in) has another linky party going on, I'm in a linky mood so I'm now joining in there too - Lets Bee Social, at Sew Fresh Quilts.


  1. oh. my. word!!! that is absolutely beautiful!!! i clicked on the link in bloglovin & it only had the preview picture - the first picture in the post of the pink sunshiney background & i thought "i want to see more of that!" i am absolutely blown away! i love the tree branches - such an genius idea! this is a work of art, indeed!! thanks so much for sharing!

  2. This is awesome, Sally! I love the techniques you used. Some piecing, a bit of applique, thread painting... And now to add a quote? Great idea. Thanks so much for joining the Let's Bee Social linky party at Sew Fresh Quilts. Hope to see you every week!

  3. I love quilts that are fun and this one definitely is!!!

  4. Sally,
    Your tree branches are terrific. Well done.

  5. Oh, just incredible... This black bird on pastel background - simply perfect..!

  6. Fun...thanks for the process. That is so cool.

  7. I love the effect you got with the black bird's wings and the trees. The background is also unique and interesting. I'm looking forward to see how you incorporate the quote and bind it.

  8. You continue to amaze me, this is beautiful! Love it!

  9. I just love it... I love what you do, your artistic aesthetic is amazing to me!


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