three friends and without knowing it, they gave me enough coordinated fabric to make a quilt. I have been jealously coveting these fabrics and looking forward to the day when I could finally piece my first ever full sized quilt.
The pattern is called Everyday quilt and it is written by my friend Deb.
Deb is on the verge of opening her own online shop. The shop will sell her quilt patterns and vintage fabrics. If that sounds like your cup of tea then why not join the Fabrichicks facebook page and keep up to date with the shops progress. Until the shop opens, you can drool over the gorgeous photos of her fabrics that she has been taunting us all with!
Oh and while I'm singing Deb's praises, you should pour yourself a cup of tea and head over to her blog. Reading her blog is like being invited into her family. Its honest, its warm and it'll bring a tear to your eye every now and then, but not to worry, when that happens she will wrap you in the most amazing quilts- she has such a great eye for fabric and colour!
Sunday was the day when I could finally start on my quilt.
I cut, arranged and pieced the top in an afternoon.
It was lots of fun.
I was initially going to call the quilt the birthday quilt, but having seen it pieced I reckon that the Sunshine Quilt is more appropriate- don't you!?.
Mr Tartankiwi reckons that the quilt is too yellow, but I love the bright cheerful colours.
It makes me smile every time that I look at it.
What are the bets that Rascal ends up stealing the quilt, she's definitely got her eye on it already!
Does anyone have any advice how to quilt this beauty? Any and all suggestions gratefully received as I'm a bit scared about the quilting stage, but I think I want to try to do it myself!
I really enjoyed making these final three blocks and have to admit that they are my favourites.
I kept it simple for this block and chose pretty fabrics that I knew the recipient would love.
The final block was one of those blocks that I had severe doubts about when I started. As I worked on it, I grew to love it, then I had doubts again, but in the end I think I love it!
Just look at all those frog princes waiting on a princess to kiss!
|Debra, Nin, Cat, Kelli, Leonie, Sharon|
I'm linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced and the crafty people over at Creative Spaces
The sunshine quilt
Works in Progress:
Grey, Aqua and Tangerine Sampler Quilt- untouched
Modern Sampler Bee Blocks