Secret Garden Quilt

I’ve cracked on with the third block for my Secret Garden quilt, I became a bit more enthused when I realised there are only six blocks in this quilt, not the nine I was anticipating, so I’m half way through now! I can realistically hope to finish it this week!

These definitely look better when view from a far, rather than close up on a photo!

I found this one a little more tricky, I think mainly due to there being quite a lot of little fiddly bits like most of the left hand side!! The frothy purple flowers lower down are meant to be salvias, I think the pink frothy ones are achillea, the dark purple ones above are buddleia which will extend into the panel above.

These blocks aren’t lying quite as flat as I would like, despite regular pressing, they have a stabiliser behind to help support the fabric with the idea that as much as possible will be cut away before quilting, but these are that densely stitched there’s not going to be much trimmed.

Goldcrests are one of the smallest birds here in the UK, I think the only one smaller is it’s cousin the firecrest. I only found out recently that they are around here after I saw one in the garden, I think they’re so tiny they’re easy to miss, especially if they are darting through a tree.

If you fancy having a go at one of these lovely designs, just follow the link to Raggedy Ruff Designs, there’s a wide range, big and small projects, easy or more challenging like this one.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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10 Responses to Secret Garden Quilt

  1. Sandi says:

    It’s just beautiful! Hugs,

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sandidureice says:

    This is gorgeous.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Helen says:

    It’s lovely, even close up

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  4. Sharon says:

    This is so gorgeous. Your work is always wonderful

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jane M says:

    The panel is so detailed it is gorgeous. How lovely you get the birds in your garden too

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  6. tialys says:

    Lovely work Margaret.
    We get lots of goldcrests in our garden – they come for the black niger seeds. Give them a try and you’ll maybe get little flocks coming once word gets round,

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  7. It must certainly be tricky to get all those pieces stitched down, but with such a beautiful result

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