"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Friday, July 28, 2017

Harvest Flight...

In early June I shared a photo of the newest Tilda range, Harvest, which I was kindly sent by 2 Green Zebras....





If you've known me for long enough it's no surprise the little bird prints stole my heart.
And there in lies the inspiration for my Tilda Blog Hop design.





It's not often I create a project without a signature Elefantz stitchery but this time I wanted the fabric to shine, so here's my "Harvest Flight" mini quilt, complete with borders of small flying geese blocks...







I tried to capture as many little birds in each section as I could from the fat quarters I'd be given, carefully saving four different birds to feature on a hexie in each corner.





The finished mini quilt was even prettier than I'd hoped.









Hand quilting small projects is such a restful pastime that I spent a weekend doing just that before finishing the quilt with binding.





Something else made using this fat quarter bundle is the cushion I showed you the other day...





Would you like to see more projects made with Harvest by Australian designers?

The blog hop links are below...

July 21st - Aqua Paisley
July 22nd - Tied with a Ribbon
July 23rd - Andrie Designs
July 25th - She Quilts A lot
July 26th - Molly and Mama
July 27th - Wife Made 
July 28th - Jenny of Elefantz
July 29th - A Spoonful of Sugar
July 30th - Two Green Zebras

Truly, some gorgeous eye candy awaits you. 




Over the weekend I'll be working on completing this new design as a sweet project...




...with a plan to border it inside a large hexie shape. 

"Nesting on a Heart" is one of my patterns for the August issue of The Stitchery Club.



I hope you'll be creating pretty things over the weekend break, too?

May your days be blessed with goodness, grace and peace,

hugs



16 comments:

Julie said...

That is just beautiful Jenny! And Yes my friend ... as soon as I saw that Harvest range I just knew those sweet birdies would capture your heart ! It seems I just love every range Tilda produce, which can be a little tricky on the bank balance at times !!!! Thanks for the links to the blog hop ... I look forward to having a read later with a cuppa. Xxx

Leeanne said...

Isn't it a sweet range of delicious fabrics............have fun whipping up a pretty creation.

Createology said...

I am swooning over your precious little Tilda quilt. Every detail makes it sew sweet. I am in awe of all you constantly create dear. Lovely Weekend Jenny...<3

Janice said...

How sweet is your mini quilt. It was great to see it "in person".

Martha M Roberts said...

I love that you quilted it with different colors of thread. It is the most perfect little quilt!!

Ondrea said...

That Tilda range is the best I have seen so far. I especially love the bird designs and you have certainly made those fabrics pop. I love how you have fussy cut the hexies and the hand quilting really lends itself to this little quilt. Just gorgeous! The latest little stitched bird is cute too.

Kay said...

This mini quilt is simply beautiful. I adore everything about it from the colours to the design, the little bird hexagons make it extra sweet. x

Allie-oops Designs said...

Super sweet!!!

Baa. xxx said...

Very sweet Jenny. Love the way you fussy cut those little birdied. Perfect.

desertskyquilts said...

Oh, lovely! The more I see of your designs in fabric, the more convinced I am that your habit of choosing fabric before threads is the way to go. I'm SO glad you are on this hop, and now I shall go see the other entries. Thanks for sharing!

Helen L said...

I love your little mini quilt: soooo beautiful!! The flying geese, the little birds in the hexie's, the beautiful fabric: they all work together so beautifully!! And I have a FQ bundle arriving here soon in the States next week, so I can't wait to put some of your stitcheries and that fabric together! Hugs, H

Linda said...

Love love all your color choices +designs in nearly all your beautiful projects! Thanks so much for sharing!
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Vicki B said...

Love your little quilt. Will there be a pattern for it coming out? Would love to purchase it

Jacqueline said...

Your posts always settle my thoughts. Sew glad you share. Have a great week.

MissesStitches said...

Love your use of the little hexies!

Kelly Mahan said...

I love the colors used in these! They looks amazing. Thank you for sharing it!