Friday, 26 March 2010

Orchids for Amber ...

I do apologise for the poor qualityof this photo - it was taken on my mobile phone as my camera batteries needed recharging.

I'm currently working on a quilt that was commissioned by a lovely lady for her first grandchild who was born only a few days ago. The colours and fabrics were chosen by Jo who saw the idea for a 'picture frame' style quilt in an old copy of Popular Patchwork magazine. The picture showed flowers made using fabric folding - origami style - not my cup-of-tea at all. The suggestion of orchids came about from Jo's daughter (recently married) who had orchids adorning her hair and in the bridal bouquet. With these two ideas I came up with this cascading orchids quilt which is being machine appliqued. Most of the flowers are in place, a few more pieces just need to be added - as well as two butterflies and hopefully it should be finished soon.

I'll try to take a better photo next week!!!
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Block 2 of the Take Time to ... quilt will also be posted about next week.


Lynda said...

Lovely quilt! (I'm waiting for my next stitchery too!)

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Caroline. I love the idea and colours.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks gorgeous! I love how you pulled your inspiration together...I bet it will be well received.

Phyllis said...

Hi Caroline,

My younger daughter would love this!

I've just downloaded your free BOM - thank you for that. I'm in the same mood this evening and it's quite appropriate.

Julie said...

This is a really stunning quilt, the colour is divine!