Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Creative Space

It has been all about Caleb's quilt the last few weeks and I have finally got the top finished but since I want to hand quilt it, there is still a long way to go. Sorry the picture isn't the best, hopefully there will be a bit of Spring sun soon.The top got done last night so Caleb had to test run it this morning. He is so excited, he keeps asking when he can have it so that is spurring me on. He loved picking the backing fabric today and chose a great sunny blue. I am really happy with how it turned out so far, I have to say I was rather nervous that it wouldn't come together as I had hoped. Glen chose the brown borders which was such a better option than the linen, just don't let him know that he was right.

His favourite is this panel which has the coolest barrel of monkeys design that is also a secret pocket so that he can take him Ben 10 figurines or his footy cards to bed and tuck them into the little sister proof hidey holes. Sweet!

More creative goodies over at Kirsty's house. I am contemplating another crafty challenge to give her in what is turning into the crafty decathlon. I think with some op shop finds and a dremel she is unstoppable

23 comments:

Alisa said...

Oh, well done Cindy! I want to make a quilt each for my two poppets, but I'm too scared to cut into the fabric, haha. : ) Secret pockets, what a fab idea.

Miss Muggins said...

Cindy the quilt looks amazing. The colours really "pop". Looks like Caleb is going to love it for a very long time. The secret pockets are a touch of magic too.

Kirsty said...

I love Caleb's quilt & the little secret pocket is a gorgeous idea.

Michelle said...

I love the colour combinations - blue and brown are my favorite together. Lucky Caleb!

Leahdis said...

You did such a gret job! Im loving the colour combo's and the pocket what an awesome idea! Very cool.

Bek said...

Check it out, a quilt top done! It looks great Cindy and the secret pocket idea is fantastic.

Sarah said...

What a lovely manly quilt! The colours are so modern and look great. Well done!!

Lola Nova said...

Looks fantastic, perfect colors!

One Flew Over said...

I love the colours! What a great quilt!! Hope your shopping trip was a sucess.

Little Munchkins said...

The quilt looks great. I do like the brown too and I promise not to tell Glen ;)

Nikki Cardigan said...

How great that you have all had an input into Caleb's quilt. And you should be happy with how it is turning out... it is absolutely beautiful.

Amber said...

Oh Cindy that is so gorgeous. What a lucky lucky little boy to have a mummy who works hard to make him something like this.
Hope you are well beautiful lady, i have missed you in cyber world....xxx

Home Girl said...

wow this is a very impressive quilt. the colours look really modern and cool! the secret pocket idea makes it exra special. lucky guy. its great to hear c's aspergers isn't holding him back from heading off to big boy school. i am dreading the school thing but its not for another year phew! we also wont know anyone going which really worries me...

Aussie-waffler said...

The colours look perfect and Caleb looks snug as a bug under there. Keep at it, you're doing such a great job.

Melanie said...

That looks like it was an awful lot of work, well done, it looks fab

Karin said...

Cindy, I love this quilt. Those colours looks perfect together and the secret pockets: Great idea!

clare's craftroom said...

What a beautiful quilt no wonder the young one is hurrying you on .

Julie said...

Lovely quilt, great boy colours that work well together.

Debra said...

Its gorgeous...secret pockets ...too cute :)

sophie said...

It's SO good Cindy, is there anything you can't do?

handmaiden said...

Cindy, its fabulous and as I have been handquilting at the moment I know that it is a long job....but well worth it.

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

I love it Cindy. It's just gorgeous.

Katy said...

What beautiful quilt, the colours are gorgeous! Well done!