Friday, July 29, 2011

All you need is love.....

I wanted to show you my newest quilt - a custom piece for the most gorgeous girl at daycare. Vica has looked after both The Boy and Miss T from when they first went in the babies room. She is so full of patience & love for all the babes when she became pregnant with her first baby and asked if I could make her a quilt, I jumped at it and said Yes!

Her husband is a big Beatles fan (have you guessed??) so when she presented me with this stack of fat quarters bought from Ebay I couldn't wait to dive in a start cutting. I decided to go with Rectangle Squared quilt pattern from Film in the Fridge. The blocks were big enough to accommodate the large pattern in the fabric, but simple enough that I could do! Ha!

It is a fabulous pattern, easy to follow and quick to come together. I love how the white boarder around each block toned down the brightness of the fabrics. Hopefully it doesn't look too garish now & won't give the baby a migraine when lying on it! The backing is a black with small white polka dots. I love the black/white/red combo. The binding really pulled it all together, don't you think?

Excuse the blurry photo of quilt-on-floor. My camera is so S*#t in low-light I took the quilt to my friend Candy to get some good shots in her studio. She managed to get some fabulous shots but then accidentally deleted them from her camera - whoops! I might ask Vica to bring the quilt in next week & I'll take some better photos to show you the quilting & fabrics a little better.

**Edited to add: I just got a message from Vica, she is such a sweetie, look what she wrote-  "Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much both of us love the beautiful quilt you made for our baby. I keep walking bast it, having another look, imagining the baby all snuggled up snuggled up in it. You are very creative and generous and I wanted you to know how much I appreciate it."

The pleasure is all mine Vica - a true labour of love.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rainbow Felted Eggs

It's been funny weather here - rainy one minute, sunny and hot the next - so making Rainbows was in order!

Aren't they so pretty. I'm a bit addicted to rainbows these days. My eye seems to be drawn to things in that ROYGBIV colourway and the make me happy. Maybe it's because I am subconsciously looking for that elusive pot of gold......?

So, now I can walk into my sewing room without tripping over a mountain of boxes, fabric, stuff, stuff and more stuff, I got to it and made a small clutch of Rainbow Felted EggsI haven't made any in ages so it was fun to get wet and soapy again. Seeing these little gems slowly forming in my kitchen sink was good for my creative soul - a much needed activity these days. The dreamlets sure liked it too. Each time one was finished, they'd run about the kitchen giving it a good shake-shake-shake! I can safely say they've all been 'tested' and work a treat, putting a smile on the dial of the youngsters & the big gal of this household.

Here's hoping there's a little sunshine and rainbows in your world today.