Welcome to Shiralee Stitches. I live on a cattle farm in Australia with my family.
I am passionate about all things fabric so much so I started my own online and mobile store. Link is on the sidebar to my store. I teach patchwork classes and take my shop to quilting and patchwork groups and also attend various craft markets.
I love English Paper Piecing, applique, machine quilting, working with woven wools. I have started making my own designs which I love.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

I Promised an Angel......or 2....of the fabric kind.....

After all the inspiration given by Anni Downs at the Girls day in the Country at Nundle earlier this year, Bec tells me she went home to begin her 'An Angels Story' quilt designed by Anni years ago. She asked me to post some photos of my version of this lovely quilt so her inspiration could  be further fuelled......I took this quilt to Nundle to share it with Anni, so some of you have seen it.
I made this years ago for my daughter who had it on her bed for a long time until she outgrew it. Anni published this quilt in a book with other matching projects.....hence the cushions to match.
All the Angels have names......Pot Plant Penelope.....Millicent the Magnificent Mum......
Best Friends Zoe and Prudence....Fran's Flying School......
Hettie at the Hat Shop..........Tillie the Tea Lady.........
I just loved bringing all the Angels to life.....


I actually hand quilted this whole quilt, just like Anni's original.....now that I have practised machine quilting more now, I'm not sure I would embark on that huge job if I was quilting it today....
This quilt now hangs over a  wrought iron stand in my bedroom, along with other quilts I've made.
Thanks for sharing my angels with me.....it's fun to take a trip down memory lane......I'll drag out some more "oldies" soon.......if you want to see them.......

10 comments:

Cardygirl said...

It is a beautiful quilt...thankyou for sharing the story of it.

Farmyard Crafts said...

It's gorgeous!! I think I'd still hand quilt... I love the look it gives it! But it's such a big job!!

Maree: said...

I Hand Quilted my Angel Quilt..Yours is Lovely.
cheers

Janice said...

Your quilt is stunning. It was lovely to see it in the flesh, so to speak at Nundle. Thanks for sharing some more details.

uttanutta said...

Memory lane is a great place. You have done a lovely job. Hand quilting is a big task. You have inspired me to finish a quilt I am hand quilting its been a couple of years in the finishing -may be this winter it will be finished. Drag out the oldies, would love to see them.

Bird on the Border said...

Hey just in case you were wondering uttanutta is your bird friend's husbands email because i forgot to change over the log in before i blogged sorry.
cheers from the bird.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh your quilt is gorgeous...........I was so happy to see it "in the flesh" too......

Farm Girl said...

Stunning - what a massive job hand quilting it! Well done, and thanks for sharing this inspiration!!

Bec said...

Yes please to more oldies....
It was so good to see this at Nundle earlier in the year, very inspiring! Your hand quilting was beautiful....
I have half of my blocks ready to stitch!

Christine said...

Such a lovely version of An Angels Story. Thanks for sharing.