Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Baby Quilt

I've been meaning to show you this quilt for a long time but for various reasons got waylayed......not to mention frustrated at the amount of time it takes to upload my photos!

I bought this quilt as a kit from Primitive Patches, a gorgeous little quilt store not far from me. I'm not sure of the fabrics, I'm sorry. I was pregnant with my littlest one at the time. I was looking to make a unisex quilt but having already had two girls, I thought it was highly likely to have another.. This quilt caught my eye hanging in the shop and I knew I wanted to make it..........

(sorry for the photo quality)

After taking a good look at the fabric you can't mistake it for being a little 'girl centric'.....I think its just what I am used to and attracted to...........It comprises little hanky linen squares....

aren't the fabrics gorgeous?

I used a 'dick and Jane' type pattern for the back and decided to add the stripe border down the side.

I hand-quilted this one. (I love hand-quilting......)

These little pics are Too cute!! I think a fussy cut pillow with some of these cute pictures might be on the cards soon, I have a little left over.

So along came my BOY - Tommy......I only had the top completed when he arrived and with all that was going on with three kids and the thought that it was a little girly - this quilt didn't feature high on my priority. So when Tommy was six mths old I decided to finish it. It now resides on my 3yr old daughters bed. Despite being a cot-size quilt it fits quite nicely on her bed. She loves it - I think its Lily's now.....

Happy Stitching everyone.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lucky me

I received this gorgeous package of goodness from Val in the mail during the week. I won it!! I've never won anything (doesn't mean I'm not the luckiest person in the world though.........)

The detail in Val's work was nothing short of  amazing..........

I love intricate work, so this was all right up my alley.....

Look at the little scissors - aren't they cute? I'm sure that is stem stitch all around the outside and it is so neat!

Even some gorgeous fabric!

I've already used some of the fabric. I'll post on that another time.

So thank you Val! Check out her blog  - grab a cuppa and enjoy!

Til next time.......Susie