Sunday, December 15, 2013

French Connection

Today a special friend of mine, Jeanne, turned the big 60, so what better
  way to celebrate the occasion than with a quilt.

I really had no idea what colour to make or what pattern
to do, I had brought fabric in America on our trip (that we did together)
with intentions to make it into a quilt.

Still unsure I kept and eye out and then I found it in a
recent issue of Homespun Magazine.

"French Connection"
by Rebecca Johnson

I am so happy with how it has turned out and I know this will go
well with Jeanne's decor. I loved it so much that I went out
straight away and brought the same fabric to make me one. It goes well
with my decor too, I was sort of hoping she didnt like it and then I could
make her another ha ha!!!

I went to the local patchwork shop and chose all my fabrics
 and then began busily putting this together. You definiltely
need space to spread out with this one.

I machine quilted it with a Panto called "Gardenia" by Patricia Ritter

For the first time in a while I put a label on the back, I generally
don't put labels on but recently have changed my views on labelling 
I did add a quote on the back saying
"Friends are the family you choose"

Jeanne loved her quilt and I hope she has many cozy nights curled 
up on the couch with her quilt.

I must add that about an hour and a half before I gave her the quilt I decided
to photograph the back and would you believe I got bird poo on it, fresh bird poo!!!
Arrrggghhhh! I tried sponging it off but, NO, it made it worst so into the washing machine
it went, all the time crossing my fingers the black wouldn't run. Thank goodness
for colour catchers. Then straight into the dryer and onto the BBQ. Phew!!!
It was a little tense I must say but all was well in the end.
Happy Quilting!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Santa Sack

 I know I haven't posted for a while but I have been really
busy making lots of things, that I just can't show for
a little bit longer.

But today I finished my little Grandsons Santa Sack,
I just made this up as I went along and I think it turned out

I used homespun for the sack and lined it with a
red and white stripe and made a bow to tie the
top with.

I appliqued rudolph on the front and taadah!!!
one Santa sack.

Here's the little munchkin sitting up, 8 months old
already, time goes by so fast.

Hope you're not stressing too much about Christmas!

Have fun.