Thursday, 12 July 2007

Best Friends


Thankyou so much for all your kind comments on my last post. I am trying to reply personally but some are no-reply ! I don't want to appear rude ! I am still working away on the little flying geese and my english paper-piecing that I keep forgetting to take a photo of. So I thought I would dig out a few quilts to blog about. This one is my best friends quilt. I saw a photo in one of the American magazines and liked it immediately - even though I'm not a huge fan of Sunbonnet Sue. When this pattern came up on Ebay from a UK seller I was determined to get it. I can't remember what I paid but it was more than I intended. Think it would have been cheaper to have ordered it from the States but never mind !
I had a lovely time making this - all hand pieced and quilted. I am a sucker for pretty pastel prints. I have declared this quilt to be given to my first grand-daughter ! As my kids were only 15 and 9 years old when I finished it there was much eye-rolling and mutterings of "how sad". It has been folded up in my cupboard for a while so is a bit creased. I have since read an article about folding quilts on the bias for storage to reduce creasing and that is what I've done to this one now ! Not sure if it will work !

12 comments:

Pieces From Me said...

That quilt is fabulous!!! The quilting is incredible. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Wagner said...

I love this quilt! I know your family will really appreciate it in the future!

Cathi said...

That is some great quilting! Do you match your threads when you quilt on all the different colors?

swooze said...

This quilt is adorable! I love everything about it.

Pieceful Afternoon said...

I also made a quilt for a future grandchild - my kids were a bit older than yours when it was finished - but it had to hang around my house for over 6 years until finally we got our first grandson - and the quilt is his. It is redwork teddy bears and he loves it.

Helen in the UK said...

There is no 'rule' that says you have to reply to every comment - don't stress!

Absolutely LOVE this quilt. I'm not into the traditional sunbonnet sue, but this variation is adorable :)

pamina said...

Your quilt is so lovely, i love these sunbonnets !

Wendy said...

What a fabulous quilt, all hand pieced and quilted, great job! All set for the grand children? My daughters are in their 20's and not even thinking of babies yet.

Jeanne said...

It is a gorgeous quilt! I love those little girls and your colors are great! Congrats on a terrific finish.

KCQuilter said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I just discovered yours and it is WONDERFUL! All of your quilts are amazing.

Quilt crazy said...

Love this quilt. However, with only a son it has not been on my to do list...yet...maybe someday I'll have a granddaughter or grand niece!

vernie said...

This is such an eye catcher, even those of us who aren,t sunbonnet fans are being tempted. Beautful work.Must search for the pattern.
Vernie