Monday, December 9, 2013

Scottish themed Quilt and fish

A combination today!  Not fish and chips [too expensive in Australia!], but another fish in the BOM that I am working on.  I have named these fish for no other reason than they appear to have a personality; today's fish is Esmae.
 
A few months ago I took up the challenge to create a quilt in a Scottish theme, anything I liked with the only pre-requisite being it had to be no smaller than 42" square.  Mine surpassed that by 10" on all sides.  I had fun choosing what to put into the quilt, as with a Scottish theme the ideas were boundless.  Some blocks were 'proper' blocks, while the applique ones were mainly pictures taken from colouring in albums.  This was the first quilt I have ever constructed 'out of my head', and over all I am rather pleased with the result.

"The Heritage of Angus the Piper"
 


7 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

I am looking forward to seeing what Esmae and her friends end up doing together. You certainly rose to the challenge with your scottish quilt.

shez said...

love Esmae and boy you did an awesome job of that quilt,well done Shirley.xx

Nanna Chel said...

My mum was a Scot so that quilt really appeals to me. You do such lovely work, Shirley. Esmae is just gorgeous too.

bpllhall said...

Great quilt, showing our heritage

Liz said...

the fish is definitely an Esmae.She is gorgeous.Love your Scottish quilt. Well done . you are doing some lovely work.

Ondrea said...

How clever are you! That quilt is fanatastic. Love the cute fishy.

Andrea said...

A very wonderful, very original quilt!
I don't have Scottish heritage that I know of - but I do have Viking heritage - so who knows?
Andrea, quilting in Minnesota