Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Flaunt March

I put the last stitches in the binding of this quilt last night.  It is for granddaughter Sara for her to use in their caravan.  Big sister suggested Sara needed a quilt as BS had one to use in the van.  I bought the fabrics (all fat quarters) from Hatched and Patched while on SCQ's retreat in Bathurst last year just because I liked them and they fitted perfectly for Sara's quilt.
Cut 2 1/2" strips stitched together in lots of 5 cross cut and restitched.   Had the border fabric in my stash and the backing has lovely purple butterflies on a grey background.  Sue from Cotton Top Quilting machine quilted the quilt with a design called 'Funky Flowers' it looks good.
Looking at the photo I just noticed that one block is upside down.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Back from Holiday

We are back from our short holiday to Northern Tasmania, caught up with most of the family and met new grandson.  He is very cute and cuddly.  Took a photo of him on his quilt but he was a little grumpy as he was tired, he is wearing his cute little monkey outfit.

Nana Fran and Phoenix

Big brother Johnathan and little brother Phoenix.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Grandson's quilt

I have finished the quilt I made for Phoenix.  I used fabric the dad said he liked, he actually wanted the nappy bag made from it, but mum to be said NO.
The quilt has 3 different Skull and crossbone fabrics, the lighter one has skulls with bright orange, purple and green eyes, which I have reflected in the fabrics I chose for the 1/2 square triangles.  I machine quilted this quilt with a meandering squiggle from top to bottom.  A lady from my quilt group said it would be my fault is Phoenix has mental problems. lol.  The backing fabric has skulls crossed bone and skate boards scattered over it black background with red and white.