Herring Gull

There’s nothing like a deadline to get you working; particularly when you only have 12 childfree daylight hours a week and a very public reason to want to do well.

But, as is always the way when you have great plans and two children…

Poor Henry has had a temperature and in his own words ‘a something in my mouth that hurts when I do this (swallow)’ – a sore throat?

So, instead of getting the quilt tops made as I had planned I spent an entire day, half the night and the following morning with a hot, sweaty, grumpy 3 year old on my lap.

Oh well, the joys of motherhood. 

Anyway, I thought I’d show you what I have managed to get done!

big British bird












I’m working on two bird quilts at the moment. One of them features big British birds and the other features small British birds.

This Herring Gull is a big British bird. They eat absolutely anything apparently.

I’m designing the bird quilts with children and their stylish, yummy mummies in mind. You know, people who don’t think that children have to have primary colours and cartoon characters on everything- us basically.

As I am now a business woman (ha, ha!) I attempted some ‘market research’ here the other day, but neither of my boys were remotely interested… lets hope I just picked the wrong ‘market’.

5 Responses to “Herring Gull”

  1. Dad Says:
    February 1st, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Sorry to hear about Henry’s sore throat. I hope it is better soon. Nice bird by the way.

  2. Ulla Says:
    February 1st, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    What can I say other than it is the most amazing bird. A quilt with birds like that must be a dream to have….

    Hope your little son is feeling better :0)

  3. Mary Says:
    February 2nd, 2008 at 12:09 am

    I love this Janet (even though seagulls freak me out ). Looking forward to the end result.

    Poor Henry.

  4. Tif Says:
    February 4th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    i love this ‘birdie’ theme and shall look forward to more as and when you are given some ‘child free’ time…do hope that henry feels better soon…

  5. the vintage magpie Says:
    February 5th, 2008 at 9:49 am

    We are all suffering from colds too, started off with Man Flu from my husband, and has now reached the little ‘ens. Love the seagull, beautiful. Hope you get to snatch some sewing time soon!

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