Sunday, October 30, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

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It's that time of year again - time to see lots of lovely quilts over at Amy's. Click on the button on the left to see the show.









Highland Dancing Fairy

I made this quilt for my niece just because I had given her brother a quilt. My nephew is mad keen on the Beatles and I found some Beatles fabric so I had to buy it. Then you can't give one a quilt and not give the sibling a quilt too. This was supposed to be a simple wallhanging. I didn't intend to make this as complicated as I did but as the idea grew, so did my excitement level. Funnily enough, this quilt is the one that more people find by searching the web. Who knew that highland dancing fairies were so popular! 

This is my niece with her quilt and showing her moves. 

 Our family is originally from Scotland. I moved to New Zealand 17 years ago and my brother moved to Australia more recently (I can't remember when but when the kids were small). My brother and his son are in the local pipe band and my niece has given up ballet and taken up Highland dancing. I guess they miss Scotland more than I do! I didn't even put tartan in this quilt! Mind you, I thought that a fairy would wear a tutu and not a kilt so I made her a tutu. It even sticks out from the wallhanging.

 She has a real pom-pom on her tam 'o shanter.

and gossamer wings.
 


20 comments:

  1. What's not to love about a dancing fairy? Very cute and clever. Well done!!

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  2. How beautiful...both the quilt and your niece!!!

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  3. Superbly astounding creativity!! Just a delight for anyone - lucky neice.

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  4. Love your Highland dancing fairy Rona. it's really really good!!!

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  5. What a lucky niece! This quilt is so cute and whimsical! I love the 3-D effects, especially the tutu!

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  6. Oh my, it is a lovely quilt with all the details that make it so unique! What a wonderful gift.

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  7. Wonderful! You just put a great big smile on my face!

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  8. Soooo cute! I love the 3D tutu. Your niece (and nephew) are lucky to have such a talented auntie!!

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  9. Oh my gosh- that's so adorable! I love it!

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  10. I"m so glad you shared this! I loved seeing it when you finished it, and I love seeing it every bit as much again. A wonderful, wonderful quilt!

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  11. How much fun is this quilt! LOVE the tutu and the hints of Scotland. VERY creative!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Oh a little girl's fancy! Adorable! 8-)

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  13. Lovely, lovely quilt and such a fun story. I'd been happy to find this at the end of my "highland fairy" search!

    Your niece is very lucky to have a quilter such as you around!

    Elizabeth E!
    http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  14. Whoa! How cool is that 3d effect of the tutu. Amazing! I am sure your niece was smitten with it. And well done on your part! I would enjoy hearing a bit more about how you created the tutu part.

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  15. My grandma came from scotland as a young woman, first to b.c. Canada and then to u.s. Her sister also went to b.c. Maggie's daughter was a highland dancer and i was named for her, so i love this! I'd love it for any reason as it's just darling. So very well done and just fun. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  16. Yes, adorable. Lucky niece :-)

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  17. So. FUN! Thanks for sharing. :)

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