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.