Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sheep at Stonehenge

 I can finally tell you about the baby quilt I made since Christmas. I just delivered it. It is called Sheep at Stonehenge. You may think it a strange name for a baby quilt but I did see lots of sheep on my England trip in October, especially at Stonehenge. Also the main fabrics used are from the Stonehenge collection. The pattern is by British quilter, Lynn Edwards. I had been looking for something different and as soon as I saw this one, I knew it was the one to do. If I hadn't come across this one, I would have designed one from scratch. The sheep bodies are fleece with flannel for the faces. Everything else is cotton. I used the blanket stitch on my machine to stitch around the sheep. The flowers were hand stitched.  Free motion stippling was used to quilt it.

The sheep dog is on the back. I will embroider the baby's name and date of birth on the dog's chest when she arrives. 
Stash Buster Quilts Cover
 This is the book where I found the pattern for the above quilt. A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Lynn when she did some workshops and had a trunk show for the Cabot Quilt Guild here in St. John's.


  1. This is a great quilt. It will get a lot of use well past babyhood. I love the sheepdog. What a lucky baby!

  2. Love the sheep! What a fabulous quilt - and the sheepdog is so cute! Great!

  3. Thanks for the comments. My new granddaughter, Gale Thirza, arrived March 19, in Chicago. I held her shortly after she was born. She is a beautiful baby!

  4. Hey I like that quilt - must have a look at that book! Good luck with your new grand daughter - she will keep the quilt forever I hope x