Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Been Busy, busy, busy

Dear sister Moya has been busy too. Rmemeber her collection of sunflower fabrics? Well today she brought round the completed flimsey and spread it over my bed, it reached the floor on three sides and tucked up neatly against Teddy.

She has used the Turning Twenty block pattern. She's going to back it with yellow and green fleecy fabric and is unsure how to bind it, but I'll keep you posted, she shouldn't be long getting this one finished as it is to be a Christmas gift for her friend.

I finally got to my table runner, I kept it simple with only two patched blocks. I hunted around for days trying to find a block I liked, then on Sunday (9th Dec) I turned the page on my block a day calender and there it was looking at me.

It's called four patch in nine. Hunney selected the fabrics and also helped me to cut them. I wasn't fast enough with the camera, I did try to get a pic, his mum will never believe me. Not the greatest picture I know, but here's how far I got.

It's well and truly pinned waiting for me to baste and quilt it. I've used an off cut off fleece as wadding and the backing is cotton.

And last but not least, we also put our tree up yesterday and as you can see Santa is very organised and has dropped off a few items in advance.

Now I really have to do some of that school work! I'll reward myself with basting the table runner later.


Janet said...

I really like the sunflower quilt..real pretty, and the table runner, what a cute idea! Congrats to you both!

Susan said...

The sunflower quilt is very cheerful. I really love the block you chose for the table runner, and I'm thinking I'll have to do that one myself in reds and blues for AmHero quilts. Thanks for sharing the idea!

Rose Marie said...

Your sister did a great job with her quilt. Guess she found those extra fabrics she needed! Your table funner is going to be gorgeous!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I think I have some of those fabric...which always freaks me out when people are on the other side of the World! Tracey

Lynda said...

The sunflower quilt looks great. Mind you, I'm glad I don't have to make binding decisions. I always have to audition fabric for borders and bindings, and in this case would be auditioning brown, green, blue and burgundy! Any one could be the right one for this beauty!

Marilyn R said...

The sunflower quilt is wonderful! I like your table runner too - nice fabric choices.

Colleen Eskridge said...

Love the table runner...the block, is so pretty. Wish I had time to embroider...yours turned out very pretty. Colleen in South Africa

Wendy said...

I just finished looking through you blog for the first time. Really amazing! I am so inspired by your exceptional abilities. Great work on all you quilts and projects. I really loved it all.
Wendy Blake

Pam said...

Love the sunflower quilt! I recognize a bunch of the fabric from my own stash - LOL -- I guess now I know what I can do with it :))

Merry Christmas.