Friday, 9 September 2011

Decision made!

Thankyou so much for all your suggestions on quilting my Loulouthi Quilt! At first all your great suggestions confused me even more, but last night I laid it out in the living room and stared at it for about 20 minutes, and it all became clear :)

It looked like a big beautiful garden, with gorgeous flowers and foliage and the butterflies in one of the prints got me thinking......
So, I'm going to do a mix of quilting. Handstitches in bright perle cotton in the linen and solid areas, and to pick out some of the flowers, and then in the areas where the patterns are busier I'm going to try FMQ (eeeek!)
I'm going to do quite a large loopy pattern with butterflies. I'm hoping it will look like the butterflies are fluttering around the garden :)


What do you think? I'm soooooooo excited about it! I really, really love the prints in this fabric and want to admire them and play with them while I'm quilting :)

I've decided to properly introduce Ava, our dog.

My Sofa

She came to live with us just before New Year (a few months before we said goodbye to Poppy). She's not a puppy, she's 4 and was a breeding bitch, but her owners were no longer able to look after her. Now her days of having babies are over and she gets to snuggle on our sofa all day if she wants.

She's very very cute, sweet and loving, but she's not the sharpest tool in the box. She got lost the other day.... upstairs in our house..... there's only 3 bedrooms and a bathroom up there..... and she's lived here 8 months..... Bless!

Dream on!

Hope you have a great weekend!
Fiona x


  1. Your quilt will look amazing with the perle butterflies - great idea for a design! Ava is completely adorable and I don`t balme her for snuggling on your sofa - it looks very inviting with its lovely quilty cushions. Have a great weekend Fiona!

  2. Oh I love your quilting idea. Looking forward to see the finished piece some time. That dog of yours is soooo cute. I would love to have a cuddle with her.

  3. I think this is going to look fabulous and add such a wonderful finishing touch. Ava is gorgeous. I'm not convinced getting her to guard your cushions and stash is the way to stop your bloggy friends coming round and swiping your lovely swag ;-)

  4. I see what you mean about Ava being short on brains - even Alfie (and the beloved departed Charlie) who are/were both long on instinct and short on intelligence never got lost in their own house ;o) She's very cute, though and looks as though she loves a good fuss!
    I love love love your quilting idea - inspired! - can't wait to see more!

  5. Sounds like a fab idea on the quilting.

    They do say having children drains your brain, obviously Ava just had one too many ;o)

  6. Ava's adorable! Nice too that she's a different personality from Poppy! Your hand quilting is gorgeous, and I knew you'd make the right decision! Jxo

  7. Your quilting sounds lovely, and I'm sure it will look beautiful too.
    Not being a doggy person, even I'm thinking she looks cute!

  8. The quilting is going to be awesome! :) and pooch seems to have great taste in quilts too!

  9. Love the quilt. Love the dog. What can I say? I may be moving up there just to be closer.

  10. The quilting is going to be perfect! So much better than the squares I was thinking of.
    Hi, beautiful Ava! You look so happy up there in your nest of quilty pillows!

  11. Great plan on the quilting and Ava is very cute! She has a lovely sofa of quilty things to snuggle on too!

  12. Hi! I clicked follow and look forward to following your blog. :) Your dog is adorable, and I love your Across the Sea blocks. Gorgeous! Gonna take a look around some more. :)


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