The Beauties of Nature are Charming to me

Beauties quilt


Here is the whole quilt as promised (lighting slightly better today). I made each image seperately and then stitched them onto a tea dyed and hand quilted background. The title comes from a Shaker hymn I found in a book. It is embellished with shells and lace, a feather and a clock face.

It was a real labour of love and I really am proud of it. It was the first quilt I made that seemed completely unique, something only I have imagined and made.

Oh and I know I don’t need to tell you, but please respect my copyright. I’ve tried and tried but I cannot add the text and copyright logo to my photos in ‘Paintshop Pro’. Tony is selfishly at work and not here to do it for me! Mind you, if you’d asked me what ‘Paintshop Pro’ was as little as 4 months ago I wouldn’t have had a clue!

Henry has been very patiently playing with all my buttons while I’ve been doing this (and talking to me about fire enines) so I’d better give him some attention now before the school run!


18 Responses to “The Beauties of Nature are Charming to me”

  1. Nancy MacIntosh Says:
    June 13th, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    I love the quilt. I am one of Tony’s mates at work but love to quilt, sew, knit, do machine embroidery. I design one of a kind quilts. No blog, no site. Blame it on work. Would love to connect.

  2. Cherri House Says:
    June 13th, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    I love your work, and your website. Lizzy’s going to show me how to add you to the sidebar. My quilting’s better than my computing skills.

    Have a great day!

    Cherri House

  3. marné Says:
    June 13th, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    Oh it’s just beautiful! What a lot of work you put into this, it really shows. I just love it!

  4. Ali Says:
    June 13th, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Janet, that is just so beautiful. I love it.

  5. Jenna Says:
    June 13th, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    What a very beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  6. jude Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 12:23 am

    very amazing and special textile, you should post some close up shots.

  7. Tif Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 2:05 am

    just lovely and the work involved seems amazing to me…

  8. Melly Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 9:10 am

    Oh Janet, this is simply beautiful!!! You should go to Houston too!!! Thanks so mcuh for your congrats and yes, I think we will have lots of luggage to carry!! =)

  9. Sharyn Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 11:17 am

    I think your quilt is truly charming. It has a lovely whimsical quality and you should be v.proud that you created it all yourself! Well Done.

  10. tanja Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    How adorable quilt! Wholly one of the loveliest one I’ve seen. It makes me want to excavate my pieces of fabrics. This post is inspiring, thank you!

  11. VictoriaE Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    That’s so beautiful. I love it. And it is unique. Gorgeous colors and the animals are awesome.

  12. Felicia Says:
    June 15th, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Wow, its delightful 🙂

  13. Lindy Says:
    June 15th, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Finally seeing the finished product- you’ve been teasing us w/ it for weeks!! It really is a beatiful quilt, I’ve never seen anything like it.

  14. Ella Says:
    June 17th, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Wow! this really is charming. There are so many things i like about it; the tea dye, the beehive and snail. The birds in center is my favorite and i’m straining to see more of the dandelion in the bottom right. That’s making me smile. i could stare at this for many moments.

  15. melissa Says:
    June 25th, 2007 at 8:51 am

    i love the whale!! what an amazing piece of work- i do so admire your style.

  16. monica Says:
    June 26th, 2007 at 9:58 am

    janet this is totally stunning. So delicate and yet powerful… amazingly skillful too!

  17. Heather Adams Says:
    November 10th, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Hello Janet, I am hoping it is possible to purchase the pattern of ‘The Beauties of Nature’ quilt. Thank you. Heather

  18. JanetClare Says:
    November 19th, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Heather, Thanks for asking but sorry the ‘Beauties of nature’ quilt is my own original artwork and I haven’t made an exact pattern for it. However, my ‘A Field Guide’ book has similar projects and templates in it.

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