Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Aprons for Mom, daughter and American girl doll

Aprons for Mom, Daughter and American girl doll.
Well I had hoped to have these finished for Christmas but.....

So I did the next best thing and had them finished for my daughters birthday.
The pattern was for Mom, daughter and American girl doll.
So I was on a roll and made all three.

My daughter loved hers and my grandaughter squeeled with delight and one for her
American girl doll. (In case you are wondering WHITE WEATHERED HUTCH is my other blog.)

I ordered this fabric from Avonport Discount Centre, Avonport, N.S. last week and it
arrived licky split.
2 1/2 mtres of turkey red... as per Kaaren at the Painted Quilt.
When I had seen her fabric DSCN0875
I knew I needed , wanted, had to have, soooo
Kaaren graciously gave me the info from the selvege edge and I called her quilt shop in N.S.
Here is my fabric, 2 1/2 metres of Turkey red. Ohhhh it's perfect.

A while back I had odered this reproduction fabric from Sew Unique Creations. I held on to it not knowing
that I was waiting for this pop of red.
Well here is the red and the reproduction fabric.
Doesn't it go so well together.
Not sure of the quilt design, but I do know that it will be a lap quilt.
My days of making queen quilts are done.
until next time,

                          Have a great day!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Log Cabin Quilt

A finish... Log Cabin Quilt

I had only made one log cabin quilt in the time that I have been quilting and that has to be
more than 20 years ago.

I had this fabric (kansas troubles) left over from another quilt and wasn't
sure as to the pattern.
Then it hit me. I had the right amount of darks and lights. 

So this quilt was born.
It measures 50" by 62". A nice size for a lap quilt.

It all started last fall. I was offered a Schwinn bike. 

 Yes it's has been awhile since I rode a bike
but you know the old saying you never forget.  So I did a trade off.
The bike for a quilt.
I am really pleased how this lap quilt turned out and I know the recipient will be pleased.
So this Easter weekend I pick up my schwinn bike
 and my sister-in-law gets this gorgeous quilt.
I can't wait to go riding with Mr. Dh.

                                                   Happy Easter!