Monday 16 September 2013

Quilt in a Day

I had a good day yesterday, some work, some play and lots of sewing. My Granddaughter Kaitlyn has a beautiful cousin, Faith, and when we were on holiday I decided to make a quilt for her. It was to be very very pink and super girly. Well we all know what happens to well laid plans.
I was playing with Barbra, putting her through her paces and used up a Jelly Roll that had been lurking in my stash for months. I  cut the resulting strip sets up and sewed them into rail fence blocks.

Then I cut some sashing up from some lilac fabric and sewed them all together. I had a remnant of pale cream spot and a 1/2 yard of pink spotty fabric from my Marmalade collection.

Full frontal but this is too dark.

Time for a close up, how the colour is washed out, it is a bit darker than this.

A piano key border top and bottom on the back, just because I like it. I quilted this very lightly as the batting hangs onto the fabric, and I want it to be soft and squishy for Faith to roll around on and in it, she is only 16 months old.

I am very pleased with this and love it, even though it is not the pink that I envisaged. I knew halfway through that it would be for Faith, if I had the fabric to make it bigger I would have made it for us.

The sun is shining and every thing in the garden is glowing after the rain yesterday. I have apples to pick and the pear trees to check over, the berries will need to dry out for a bit longer before they can be picked.
I have a bunch of beetroot to deal with and garlic to sort out.

Reasons to be grateful.

1. A quilty gift ready to post.

2. Fresh warm air blowing through the cottage.

3. Bees and birds bustling around the garden, hurrying to "make hay while the sun shines".

4. A walk in the village lanes coming soon, with Ben of course.

5. A cupboard full of books emptied, dusted, books sorted and keepers returned.

I have a big bag of hardback books to donate to the library and 2 bags of paperbacks to take to the charity shop. Yes we could do a car boot and make a little money from them but sometimes it is better to "pay it forward" I use the library every week and it saves me oodles of money. The charity shop has given me some really good bargains over the years and I like to support it.

A cup of tea is waiting for me so.            TTFN      Pam


  1. There are some lovely delicate fabrics in that quilt, it's really pretty :)

  2. The strip sets are from a Jelly Roll that I won a couple of years ago, Faith is a lovely toddler and I wanted to make something special for her.


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