Monday, 3 September 2007

Joans quilt !!




Here as promised is the picture of Joans quilt that I just literally finished sewing the binding on. I really hope she will be pleased with it. It's funny working with some-one elses fabrics and colour scheme. I will have to dig out my version of this. It is completely different. Oh I just remembered - it's been on my blog. It's the one that was covering my DD Jess when she was asleep in the garden - lazy madam - lol !



I actually quite like this although they are not fabrics I would have chosen. A little bit samey but very nice nevertheless. I just quilted it with a big meander. I used some of my own stuff for the little border and binding - hope Joan approves. I thought the red gave it a nice touch !



I will give it to her tomorrow. After all this rushing I bet she doesn't come - typical of my luck. I know I didn't have to do it so soon but this is another quilt that I hadn't planned on making ( along with the MAM ). The sooner it was done the sooner I can get some of my planned stuff on the go. I haven't made any new DJ blocks for ages. Will try and put that right.



In between quilting this I did a little more to the applique block that will be the centre of my medallion quilt. I made a block first using some scraps and love how it turned out. I can just imagine a scrappy ziggy-zaggy quilt using this. BUT no I won't do it !! Concentrate !!
Happy sewing !!

22 comments:

JanJ said...

Hi Andrea! That's a really cute quilt that you finished for Joan. Won't she be surprised when you give it back to her. I think that is wonderful of you to finish it for her that way.

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, she is going to be so surprised. I can't wait to hear how she likes it!

Angie said...

Cute, cute quilt that you finished for Joan! :D Your inner border really adds to it too. :D And I LOVE that block you came up with! It will make a wonderful zigzag quilt. What size pieces/block did you do for a practice piece?

Karol-Ann said...

Well I never! You are so zippy!! You finished it in less than a week. I am going to send you all my UFO's, what's your address? LOL- Just kidding, I think that was a really nice thing to do and you did it well. You go girl!

meggie said...

I am sure Joan will love the finished quilt. The red just gives it a nice lift.

Lynda said...

The colours in the quilt are (I have to admit) a bit samey, but with the red border it looks great. You are a star to make up someone else's quilt, and then give it to them. Excellent.

Libby said...

Wow, quick work! It looks great and I'm sure she'll love it.

Jeanne said...

The quilt for Joan turned out so pretty. I wish I could see her face when you give it to her. I can see zig zags, too. Focus! Focus!

joyce said...

Joan's quilt turned out very nice. I too like more contrast but it's good to try somebody else's ideas once in awhile i guess.

Sarah Nopp said...

That bit of red is just right, IMHO. I love a tiny border inside a wider.
I hope she does attend your meeting!

mereth said...

I'm sorry, but I just don't like Debbie Mumm fabric, it does nothing for me. But you've rescued this and made it a nice, sweet quilt and the story behind it will make it special.
Don't you love surprises? I did the same for a friend a few years ago who just couldn't go on with her piecing. But I told her there was nothing I could do to salvage her blocks, then invited her into the bedroom to see the latest quilt I'd finished.(hers) Cor, she cried and cried, she was so sure that it would all have to be thrown away. I'm a bit of a tease as well.....

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh Andrea - what a great job you've done .... and so quickly as well! Bet Joan just falls in love with it and is totally overwhelmed by it. Do let us know how the "hand over" goes down.

Bren said...

What a lovely quilt. Joan will be so blessed to get it "back"!

anne bebbington said...

I think the red finishes it perfectly - gives it that lift! I'm sure Joan will be delighted

loulee1 said...

Your adopted quilt turned out great. I'm sure your friend will appreciate the love you put into it.

Rose said...

How excited will she be to get this quilt back??? Great job (and so fast), there will be tears (of joy) im sure!!!

Chris said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It amazes me that someone from Wales is visiting and now I am visiting you! Love your quilts. I don't have as much time to quilt lately.

Guðrún said...

How fast do you sew? Congratulations finishing it, I hope she will be at the meeting tonight.

Floss said...

That didn't take you long, I bet she is surprised to get it back.

Yvonne said...

You did a fabulous job....love the red border. Can't wait to hear her reaction. Love your block too!

Cheryl said...

Your act of kindness is inspiring. The red inner border you chose is perfect~it gives the quilt a zap of interest. I'm sure it will be a blessing to Joan.

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on your fast finish. A lovely gesture, beautifully executed :)