Friday, 5 March 2010

Sitting there and nothing to wear

I have finished a couple of quilts this week:

“Sitting there”; my little Japanese birdies, is quilted and bound and the birds have even got little beaded eyes.

At first I planned to quilt little wings, but decided to keep them very simple. I think the birds would look very cute in yellows and spring colours too. A pattern will follow during the next few weeks.


The other finish is “Dress Heaven”, the nothing-to-wear quilt I made for a dress loving friend.
The text says “But I have nothing to wear”. I will get around to translating this pattern too.

I’ll be teaching Funky Fowl classes on Saturday and Sunday and am really looking forward to work with all the lovely ladies and happy, colourful funky birds. Any time spent with a group of wonderful quilters is good! Maybe I’ll even remember to get photos so I can show you:-)

Now I’ll add this post to Amylouwho’s Sew & tell, pop over and be inspired.

Have a wonderful weekend!

33 comments:

  1. Just love your quilts - they are always so original and whimsical!

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  2. I love these birds--I can see lots of spring colors, too. Looking forward to the pattern.

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  3. I love the tonal quality of the birds quilt, so restful those birds just sitting. And the dresses, I can see my hips there in that wardrobe. So fun. Hope your class goes well.

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  4. The bird quilt looks awesome, but I love the dress quilt!

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  5. You do the coolest stuff! I love visiting your blog every Friday. Very inspiring.

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  6. I love both of these! WOW! I want a dress quilt. Love the beaded eyes on the birds. I just put beads on my first quilt recently, mom yoyo quilt. Thanks for sharing these.

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  7. These are both awesome! I love, love, love the birds! I'm glad you didn't give them wings, and gave them beady eyeballs!

    Great Friday Finish!

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  8. Love the birds -very monochromatic and then there were the colourful dresses. Thanks for sharing these two quilts.

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  9. Both quilts are adorable! The birds are so cute - but, I just love the dresses quilt! Too cool! And a great way to use lots of pretty fabrics...

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  10. I can't believe how much you achieve in a week! Your friend is so lucky - the dress quilt is goreous

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  11. Oh my FSM, "Sitting There And Nothing To Wear" just makes me smile end to end, how adorable!

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  12. I love your birds! They are so sweet! I am envious of the women who live near you and get to take a class with you. Have a great time!

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  13. Love those dresses! What a great quilt - and lucky friend!

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  14. you are killing me. these are so stinkin' cute. very creative, mrs. m.

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  15. i love the little birds!!!! what a cute quilt. you are so talented. the dresses are even cuter!!!

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  16. Those birds are just too cute! You just keep rolling out those fantastic designs! The dresses are cute too!

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  17. Beautiful quilts. I do hope you have fun teaching your funky bird class this weekend. Lucky ladies that get to take a class with you!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  18. I love stopping by your blog. It's a feast for my eyes!
    Thanks.
    jj

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  19. I love the birds and the dresses! So creative!

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  20. Hi Nina Lise,

    good to hear your stitching with friends was so cheery :)
    I just love your Japanese birds...in fact I just love your birds in general...they just have something special :)
    Hugs, Sharon

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  21. Those birds are really cute!

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  22. Both of your finishes are adorable and so quirky and cute. I so admire your talent.

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  23. LOVE the dress quilt! That is seriously the story of my life, and it just makes me smile to see it all stitched up :o)

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  24. Your birdie quilt is too CUTE! Lovely!

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  25. Your birds are awsome! I love the taupe coloured (Japanese) fabrics, but they will look great in any colour and fabric!

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  26. Nina Lise, Always more and more ideas coming from you. Love them all. Always a feast for the eyes to stop by your blog.

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  27. They are both so cute and whimsical! Love your sense of humor and the way it comes out in your work!

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  28. both are so cute, but those birds take the cake! great job!

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  29. Those birds are just TOO cute for words!!

    I hope this pattern will be available at some point :)

    SheilaC

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  30. Nina Lise, you have been busy!!! Your Japanese birds are wonderful. Love the eyes. I think you made a wise decision to keep the quilt simple without the wings. Looking forward to seeing your pattern for this and the dresses quilt which has always been one of my favorites. Enjoy your class. Sounds like great fun!

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