Sunday, April 25, 2010

Three Quilts for Three Girls

Several years ago I made three very special quilts for three very special little girls. The two eldest were my flowergirls at my wedding and the youngest while I would have loved to put her in a flowergirl dress was only 2 weeks old at the wedding.

The first quilt is "Beautiful Butterflies" and I made this for the oldest of the three girls. All the butterfiles are paper pieced and hand stiched.

The second quilt made for the middle girl is "Delightful Doggies". None of the fabrics in this quilt match but for some reason it just works and this is one of my favourite quilts I have ever made. It is just so random and fun and that is what I like about it.

The third quilt for the youngest girl is "Cows in the Dasies". The border fabric on this quilt is abxolutley wonderful with three cows - Daisy, Deloris and Buttercup.

I made the quilts in 2004, but had never labelled them. So last weekend I got them all back and put labels on them. And finally took some photos of them.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Freehand Quliting

This is my first attempt at freehand quiltitng. I am just sticking with plain stippling and it is not going too bad. I just have to remember to keep my speed even - so need more practice at foot control.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A big hat for a little girl.

Ok, so it is a little big, but she will grow. It is a very pretty little hat though. I want to get a copy of Make It Perfect "Lazy Day Hat". It looks like a lovely little pattern that would fit both my son and little girl.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Almost winter Pj's

My little man found my stash of John Deere flannel fabric and asked if I could make him something out of it. So I made a pair of John Deere pj's. They are a big hit. The top is just a white t-shirt with a tractor picture sewn on.

Katies Patch

I recently completed a disappering 9-patch block quilt for a niece of mine. I found the design on several other blogs and thought I would give it a go. This was one of the quickest quilts I have ever made. I just did some very simple diamonds inside the large squares to quilt it.

It is now on its way to the southern most part of New Zealand just in time for winter. This is the first quilt I have ever done with a wool wadding, but considering where it was going I thought it would be a bit warmer than cotton.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Starting Again

This is my beautiful little girl. A little girl who was so desperately wanted. A little girl who has helped to heal a very deep and painful wound. She is also the last little person my grandfather was to meet. He waited so long for her to arrive, he promised he would and now he is gone. He kept his promise.

Three years ago I started this blog then sort of forgot about it. This year I am going to try to post one blog every week of what I am working on. Lets see how I go.

I have a few projects that I want to do this year. I am going to make three little flowergirl dresses for my little girl and her two cousins for my sisters wedding in October. My sister has also asked if I could make her a quilt for a wedding present. That will be a big ask as I have only ever made single bed quilts, but I am willing to give it a go.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Well, that only took 8 months to do, but I have finally made a play mate for my little man. I used a cutting style from Jan Mullins and by coincidence my colour choice was similar to that in which she used.

The bug obviously enjoys playing on it as it only took a few minutes to puke on it once I sat him down.

Anyway, we are now back from our little holiday in Sydney. It is was a nice weekend away visiting DH brother and his girlfriend. They enjoyed having the bug there even though he was evil all weekend. And this morning I found the reason - the 3rd white pointer has just made it's way through. No 1&2 came through with no fuss, but this one..... He has been having very little sleep, high temperature, runny nose, sore ear, not wanting to eat lumpy solids and general grumpyness. Well this morning he woke up in his own bed and I found the tooth and he was like a different child.

I took some of my hand sewing to Sydney and was able to do that while everyone else looked after the bug. I am now working on a jazzy jungle single bed quilt for the hammer plus two cot quilts.

Thought i would just add in a photo of the bug and his dad at Balmoral Beach in Sydney. He had a lovely time there playing in the sand and water (even thought it was a little cold). We also went for a walk through the city, ride on the ferry and visited Kirribilli House and Admiralty House.