Saturday, July 16, 2016
Family time, a couple of special quilts and a win!
Welcome friends, readers and 'stalkers'! (those followers that don't comment here on my blog but surely do when I meet you in the street, supermarket etc where you comment face to face :-)
I have enjoyed a lovely visit from my soon to been nine- year-old granddaughter, she sewed more guinea pig 'quilts', fabric boxes, played lego, visits to the playground and coloured and painted (we found out that the paints were oil paints, so water doesn't get the brushes clean!)
A chocolate cake was made and decorated by the nearly nine year old.
While she was content at 'her' machine making bits and pieces I whipped up a quilt for Briana. When my sister told me about Briana I immediately thought I would make a quilt and happily donated to the family's "Give -a -Little" page. Please read about this wee girl and her family *here*.
Made from 84 - 5" squares, then 6 plain squares for Briana's appliqued name. 84 different eye spy fabrics, 5" wide border, Matilda's Own polyester batting, scrappy backing and binding.
Edge to edge quilting:"Splash" using Perma Core Mother Goose colour. More and more I am attaching the binding completely by machine, they are more hard wearing and less time consuming :-)
Another quilt recently gifted was for my great niece, she recently turned nine and phoned me up to say how she loved her quilt.........that makes me feel all warm and fuzzie inside when the kids love their quilts!
Made from my treasured Wee Wander fabrics and some other fabrics from my stash that went nicely with these scrummy fabrics. Another scrappy backing, Matilda's Own Polyester batting, "Whirls" edge to edge quilting using Madeira's Aeroquilt thread in the colour shown ......................
Finished off with a sweet embroidered vintage linen for the label................................
I really enjoy making quilts for others, do you?
Last week I got the surprise of my life, a phone call from Anna at the New Zealand Quilter Magazine to say I had won a Go Accuquilt Cutter!! Talk about feeling so lucky and excited!
So with all the excitement and joys of the past week it is back to quilting some really beautiful quilts that sit waiting patiently in "The Pile"for their turn to have me and my awesome machine quilt up some finishing touches.
Thanks so much for your all comments, encouragement and friendship, some days you make my day!