Thursday, 9 May 2013

Phebe Quilt

Im Kel.
Stay at home mum of three and totally addicted to all things quilting and applique.
I am currently working on the Phebe quilt by Di Ford.
I am completely in love with this quilt. Its totally yummy and the colours that Di uses in her version are to die for. I have two Phebe's going at once, mainly due to purchasing Di's new book, Primarily Quilts. I had already bought the Phebe pattern from Threadbear and had happily begun stitching. Then i got Di's book and realised that I would have to make one in the same colour way as Di's original. Then I realised something else. Those fabrics are long gone and rarer than Hens Teeth !
So, i compromised. I still needed to make it in the same fabulous colour way as Di's so i will try and accomplish that with what I have.
So here are the pics of both versions. Hope you all like them.
Till next time.
Kel.
Phebe Quilt #1

Original Quilt before Di's Wonderful, Wonderful Book Arrived
I decided to make it Quirky, Broderie Perse for the flowers, Stripey cane for the gentleman.




Haven't finished the Berries yet
Had a very hard time choosing from my limited stash for the clothing for the two of them.


Birdies still in need of their black beaks.




Phebe Quilt #2

Trying to replicate the original quilts "Flavour".
I couldn't find any red fabric for the vase that looked right and I have also added a purple colour with the centre flower.





This was the only Tree fabric I could find in our tiny one patchwork fabric shop town,
that even came close to the original

I like to do the Circles Free hand, as you can tell.





Weighing up the centre colour combination

Centre for the "blue flowers"


5 comments:

  1. You're doing a great job on the applique! Some really nice color and fabric combinations too. Why didn't I think of putting the man's can in his right hand?

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  2. Thanks Mayleen,
    The cane ended up there as i didnt have enough room to put it on the other side lol.
    Looks good though :)

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  3. Your Phebe quilts are just gorgeous. The broderie perse flowers are perfect there. Love all of your photos! Welcome to blog land!!!!

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  4. Oh, how lovely!! You are using such beautiful fabrics!

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  5. Love them both! Your fussy cuts are fabulous. Love the cane, the apples, and your lovely sheep! I have the pattern too, but have never started. Don't have the book yet--do you recommend, or is it too full of temptations?

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