Friday, 27 February 2015

Robin Quilt Progress

I've been finishing up some blocks for my Robin Quilt. I think these will be my final four, otherwise this quilt will be scarily big for quilting!

These first three were inspired by an old Christmas card I found (and now seem to have lost again!).

And this last one...

From a print I spotted on Pinterest a while back...

This last one is possibly the simplest of all my blocks, but it's one of my favourites. Sometimes simple can be very effective, and I find print designs often translate very well into applique or patchwork.

So, now I have 12 blocks, all different sizes...

At some point I expect I'll probably waste a couple of hours arranging and rearranging these, until I come back to something very similar to the above! And then it'll just be a matter of working out how to piece them together somehow. I'm feeling confident it will be done by next Christmas!

I'm linking up with 'Ho, ho, ho and on we sew' today, which this month is hosted by Pam over at Threading My Way. As well as lots of Pam's own lovely sewing and ideas within her blog, there's an amazing ongoing link up over there, with a huge number and range of sewing projects to browse through. Well worth a visit, and you might want to link up one of your own projects.



  1. That is going to be one awesome quilt. Love all of your robins.

  2. I really like the last block; the button works so perfectly as a ripe berry! The robins all look so happy and excited in your blocks; it is going to be a really fun quilt!

  3. What a wonderful looking quilt already. It,s gonna be so beautiful. Every block is amazing, but I'm partial to the chubby black & white guy at the bottom. They are all so sweet though.

  4. This is going to be an amazing quilt. All of the blocks look great - my favourite is the one bottom left with the two robins facing each other. Thanks for the link back and your kind words.

  5. These robins are so full of character. Robins are my favourite birds (along with geese) and to see them cheerily bouncing about on your quilt is just delicious! X

  6. Oh, my gosh, what adorable, cheery little robins! I rather like the current layout. Maybe you should just skip ahead and start sewing? :-)

  7. Your robins are absolutely adorable!! I hope you post a photo of the finished product!! : )

    ~ Wendy


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