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Friday, November 5, 2010

and a partridge in a pear tree quilt

Last year, I made this partridge in a pear tree quilt
for my mother in law as a Christmas present.
She is a fan of the twelve days of Christmas:
"my true love gave to me..."


The pattern is from "quilt it for Christmas" magazine, 2001.
I mostly used batik fabric.
The base shape is a diamond.


The partridge and the ten pears are paper pieced.


To make it more interesting for myself, I decided to not purchase any batik
and just used what I had on hand.
It was sometimes limiting, so I had to use some regular cotton fabric.


Working with a diamond was more challenging that expected,
with a lot of bias everywhere!
The borders were necessary!


I also tried to make one side lighter than the other,
in the tree and the surrounding sky.


I was pleased with it, and my MIL loved it.

Happy quilting!


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5 comments:

  1. What a cute quilt! I love all the pears and of course the partridge. What a great idea! Lucky MIL!

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  2. Fantastic! Love the fabrics you used, and the partrige in the middle is great!

    Jessie
    www.designsbyjessie.com/wp/

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  3. Terrific quilt design, love the way you made it your own with the batiks and the shading you did. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  4. I am still laughing at myself! When I saw the thumbnail of your quilt, I thought it was an "alien" quilt and thought, oh, how cute, let me check this out. SURPRISE was on me when I saw the cute "partridge in a pear tree"!!!!
    It is gorgeous and much nicer than an "alien" quilt!! Great job!

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  5. I agree with Peggy I was thinking Aliens as well :)

    Love the tree and it's occupants. Beautiful colors.

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