Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Creative Space

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Last week when Glen asked me to make a quilt for a workmate’s new arrival I was so excited that he asked for something quilt-y that despite having heaps in the sewing backlog, jumped into this project. I knew straight away that the Fairy Bread quilt from Pip’s book would be perfect (Did you see Kate’s lovely one? ).

Instead of doing french knots just on the top these are pulled right through with a surgical knot on the back so it should have a really nice texture once it is washed. I am a strange creature that enjoys binding quilts so added that too in some Dr Suess yellow dot (coincidently from Kate too!). I used a stashed blue linen/cotton blend for the front from a Spotlight sale to hid stains and Japanese boy prints on the back. The wadding is a new polyester one from Spotlight so it will hold up well to lots of washing and not much quilting (fingers crossed) and it is a really lovely weight.

I loved this one so much that I now have plans (yay more plans) for a lap sized linen one for Poppy with pink Liberty binding and longer ties on the front and the french knots on the back, instead of the towel that she drags out now!

Lots of more creative goodies at Kirst’s house.

In the interest of blogging honesty – this was actually last weeks post and it has taken me this long to take a picture and hit publish   , but it is actually finished now and the new owners love it – which is always a relief!


Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

It looks lovely! And your honesty made me laugh :) Sometimes the days just disappear from us!!!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely gift. I love the Dr Suess binding!

michelle said...

true confessions of a busy crafting blogger/blogging crafter! love the quilt

Maxabella said...

You are so candid and fun. This is a beautiful gift for a newbie... his colleague will be over the moon to receive something that will be a 'keeper' for her child, I know I would be!! x

One Flew Over said...

Looks great Cin and I'm looking forward to seeing Poppy's progress.

muralimanohar said...

You like binding? On purpose? How did THAT come about? :p

The quilt is super cute, and is actually making me want one, even though quilts are so not my thing! :D

Cindy said...

Great job! Giggled about the delayed "hit publish" it's so my life right now.