Sunday, 12 August 2007

I love Pastels !




We have had some lovely weather here in Wales just lately so the plan was to go to the coast today and have a day on the beach. Well we woke up to rain and dark skies and the plan was abandoned ! Typical - could have gone yesterday but Jess was working at her Saturday job. Never mind - I decided to cook Sunday lunch and use the time to work on my 9 patches.


As you see I went for my old favourite of turning these into Sisters choice blocks. I also cut loads of extra 2 inch squares so I could use them as the border. I've also done this loads of times as I think it ties in nicely with the scrappy theme.


This is a baby quilt for my mum to give to her hairdresser who has just had a baby girl ( called Chloe if I remember rightly ). Making this quilt has highlighted 2 quilting afflictions I have - lol ! 1. I can't seem to make small quilts. This was supposed to be just for use with the pushchair but came out much bigger than I planned. Half the size would have been plenty big enough really. Oh well - at least it all came out of my scrap drawer. Apart from the sashings and I have a ruck of this fabric. Even the white background is scrappy as I used up loads of odd pieces of white on white ! and 2. I seem to be unable to make a square quilt. Don't know what it is but I always like them longer in length than width. Eeh we do have some funny habits ! I expect all quilters are the same - each to their own !


Anyway this doesn't need quilting straightaway as I have 4 weeks before my mum gets her hair cut again. In the meantime I plan on getting all those bl***y trousers shortened. Then I can get to the fun stuff. I plan to work a little more on my Dear Jane quilt and finish the hand quilting on the scrappy Arbor window quilt I showed a while back. ( I am going to have to research how to link back to a certain post ).


20 comments:

Belvie said...

I have that fabric!! I hear quilters say that whenever they look at someone's completed quilt. So, I will tell you the same. In the close up picture, I have the pink you used in the 9-patch portion of that block. I used it in a Trip Around The World that went to college with DD.

Pam said...

That is so pretty. Amazing what you can do with a few nine patches. I'm sure the hairdresser will be thrilled with the quilt.

Linda said...

What a wonderful baby quit, and all out of your stash.

Karol-Ann said...

It's lovely - so feminine. It will be a beautiful gift, lucky hairdresser!

My quirks...
1. I can't do feminine, maybe because I have 2 boys and I just do bright LOL! 2. I can't do quiltmaths either!

jovaliquilts said...

Absolutely lovely! You've used your stash to great effect -- all those fabrics seem so artfully arranged, and it really addes to the character of the quilt. Lucky little Chloe!

Sonnja said...

What a lovely baby quilt!
Kind Regards,

Sonnja

mereth said...

What a little sweetie of a quilt, I'm sure it will be loved. I'm with you, I don't do square quilts and mine tend to grow too. I figure if you're going to sew 9 blocks you might as well sew 12, or 20.Not much difference really, once you get going.

Rose Marie said...

Such a sweet quilt and all from stash, too!
BTW, just posted a photo of my bucket tote bag if you would like to check it out.

swooze said...

Your quilt is so pretty! Love seeing what you are working on.

Floss said...

What a pretty baby quilt.
I also like my quilts to be longer, and not square. I can do it, but prefer not to.

gwen said...

The Hairdresser is a lucky woman! Or rather her daughter. Such a nice quilt and scrappy at that!
I can´t do square quilts either! and I tend to do big quilts as well. I am taking part in a doll quilt swap so I guess I will have to try really hard not to come up with a king size quilt! Take care.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, thanks for the comment and I love your blog. So pleased i found you....and I have lots of similar quilting "afflictions" as well! Tracey

Bren said...

wow, you put that together quick, didn't you? It is wonderful! Bigger is better!

Magenta said...

That is such a lovely quilt! I'm sure the recipient will love it!

BTW- Thanks for visiting my blog!

Helen in the UK said...

Lovely quilt - and all from scraps!! I like square wallhangings, but oblong quilts to use. Bigger will be able to be used for longer by a little one (and uses more scraps!). Great job :)

Patti said...

A very lovely baby quilt for a new baby girl. What a beautiful creation has come from all those scraps.

Tazzie said...

Very cute - I love the pastel fabrics.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

MOLLY said...

Great scrappy pastel. Scrappy is my first love. Great blog.

Dawn said...

Oh the baby quilt turned out absolutely wonderful! Another wonderful project!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful baby quilt! I think I'm in a baby quilt mode right now. This one is perfect.