A Paradise of Birds

I finally managed to get my act together and complete Month 1 of this Block of the Month.  I started this quilt last year – had all the birds stuck down – took it to the US when I had my “sabbatical” there – but never got around to completing it.  I did however finish it very quickly once I returned home.  I received lots of fabric advice from Mary Kelly (and had to listen to her this time!!) and here it is.

A Paradise of Birds
A Paradise of Birds

We have decided to do a “limited” block of the month as a lot of the fabric is now not available.  When I design and make my quilts I use fabric from my stash, some of which may be many years old – this is the only way I can do it.  So if you are interested please get in touch with Mary at Patch n Quilt.

Here are the blocks for Month 1.

Month 1 - block 1 and 2
Month 1 – block 1 and 2

I’ve also just completed my other latest quilt – made up of octagons and squares.  I’ll get a decent photo taken and post here soon.  Maybe I’ll ask for help with a name for it.

28 comments

  1. Will the Bird patterns be available without the fabric if we wanted to use our own fabric? Will they be available in the US?

  2. A Paradise of Birds is soooo beautiful! The colors are lovely.. I love your book also. Congratulations!

    1. Hi Sandra

      At the moment its only being sold through Patch n Quilt in Gisborne as it was a joint project with Mary. I will probably release it elsewhere some time in January 2016.
      Irene

  3. You have done it again! – another beautiful quilt! Hope you bring it back to Charlottesville so we can see it! I am looking forward to your lecture on November 14th.

    1. Hi Janet – So good to hear from you. I am so glad that the Charlottesville date was changed and I’m so looking forward to catching up with all of you soon!!!

    1. Hi Susan

      The pattern is not available as yet – it will be a BOM for a while and once we sell all the fabrics that we’ve put aside for it I will put it out as a pattern – maybe a little booklet!
      Irene

    1. Hi Sharon
      thanks for your lovely comments. I do remember meeting you a long time ago at Quilt Market in Melbourne – and seeing your stunning quilts!
      Irene

  4. I love the quilt. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Maybe I’ll try to buy it once it’s available. Am not such an experienced quilter (yet :-))

  5. I just love this quilt! I was the first to buy the block of the month from Mary today and can’t wait to get started. Thankyou for being such a talented lady and keeping my passion for quilting firing on all cylinders!

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