A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Monday, 2 June 2014

Can I still squeeze in ...

Why do I want to join Lynne's Fresh Sewing Day?
Because I have 2 more finishes to show you; well all right, for the new bees I'll show them all from this year/month.

First up is In the land of Grey & Pink made for my Hedy's babygirl Lisa.

Next is present for my dear friend Bea who wanted a piano runner for her birthday. Made with a fat8th bundle of Oakshott Ruby's which are never as good on any picture as they are in reality!
I gave the left overs to my mum who wants to make a table runner out of them.

And then the last one: my value quilt, my happy colours quilt.
I made for a lady in our street who had a baby boy (last year!) and he could crawl very quickly by now ...

Pattern by Malka Dubrawski "Strips and Bricks" , fabrics from my stash, size after washing was (I've written it down somewhere but can't find it now) about 47"x52"
The quilting on all these quilts is very simple because I have an arm who does not abide to my wishes!! We're making compromises from time to time.

I hope you like them as much as I do. But now, what next?
As if I didn't have 15 projects on the go. Dûh! Does Dolly Parton sleep on her back?

I'm a little stuck on this one: I want to make a cheery orange quilt, but this might be too much ...
Blocks are by CluckCluckSew : easy bow tie blocks

Advice badly needed!!

And if you've read this far, there's one more thing:
I want to wish you a very good week, sewing and otherwise!


  1. I especially love the piano runner! And your orange bowties are radiant - I would say go for it!

  2. I love your vibrant oranges, If you want to be happy? Go for it with the oranges! Popped in from Fresh sewing day,

  3. Wow, wonderful work!!! So excited to find your blog fro Lily's Quilts linky party :)

  4. 3 beauties here, you have been busy. The piano looks so good with its runner.

  5. I adore the piano runner!! Why not place the orange bow ties randomly with backing in an improv. layout. They are lovely!

  6. Gorgeous makes, never heard of a piano runner before though!

  7. Wow... That's a lot of great projects and finishes :). You are making lots of people around you very, very happy :). The or and bow ties... I'm not sure how big you're planning this quilt but if so, I think it risks being too much orange so you don't notice the bow ties . Maybe color grade it from light to darker colors in the oranges. Or else make 3 orange rows, 3 yellow rows, 3 red rows etc.

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  9. I was reading along, enjoying the pretty quilts then POW! that orange quilt is AWESOME
    The colors, that orange next to purple, oh, in love. Here visiting from lily's small blogs page. love orange
    LeeAnna Paylor
    my blog is not afraid of color