Thursday, 29 May 2008

Pretty all in Pink....


Well, here it is at last... Sophie's Quilt.
It is not as complicated as many that I have seen on Flickr and other blogs but it is a major thing for me. I have never been to classes or been shown specifically how to do ptachwork and quilting, I have picked up ideas and advice from friends etc. Luckily you can not see up too close as there are a couple of wonky bits here and there but I think only I know where.
I hope the photos are clear enough, these are the second set as it is a bit of a funny old day again today. My hubby is holding it up for me.

This is a close up of some of the squares. The size of each square was dictated by the size of the some fabrics that I found on ebay, being Cath Kidston the quilt started from these samples and grew. Sophie was involved with the colours that she wanted and she chose the fabric that made up the dividing border and the backing.

Some of these pictures would make good Moo Cards at a later date. Sophie insisted on using the quilt last night and the first thing she said this morning was 'Mummy my quilt was very comfortable'. That is good enough for me, a success. In fact she likes it so much that a request (with a please) has been put in for one matching pillow case. I am going to cheat a bit here and buy a white /pink pillow case and decorate it with the left over fabric from the quilt.

Today I have also been working on one of the two tutorials that I have started and hope to post that before I go back to work.
Bye for now.
XX
PS Has anyone been watching Desparate Housewives? I am sure that the hour it is on goes more quickly that usual.

17 comments:

April said...

Beautiful quilt - well done

April xx

picciolo said...

hello, I've just been catching up with your posts, it was good to read your tag answers. Sophies quilt has come out beautifully, what a lucky girl she is.
: )

Knit - R - Done said...

1. It's sweet relief to know that Desperate Housewives is available in the UK. (Americans complain that there is no television there. Personally, I love BBC and can't wait to see the "real" version of my favorite shows.
2. The glasses cases are just lovely!
3. The quilt is awesome!
4. Have a happy BBQ.

Mad about Craft said...

It is a beautiful quilt. I hope your little girl treasures it!

FazendoArte said...

it's lovely a lot
:)

Jacquie said...

Wonderful and it's comfortable too. How precious is that! You did a great job!

purple and paisley said...

oh - the quilt is just beautiful! good job! and how sweet that sophie thinks it's comfortable! what a little doll she is!

M.KATE said...

I love this quilt!! my girls will go crazy ove all the pinkness...well, me too actually, just lovely and happy weekend :)

April said...

Hi, Just to let you know all you need to do with the Malteser tray bake is crush 220g of digestive biscuits, then melt 200g chocolate, 3tbsps of golden syrup and 100 g butter together. Then mix the chocolate mix with the biscuit crumbs and stir in 227g of maltesters

Enjoy!

April xx

Nan said...

Oh, it turned out adorable! I love the different blocks and of course, well maybe you don't know it YET, but pink is my favorite color!

inkberryblue said...

I love your sweet pink quilt ~ clever you and lucky Sophie!

Jennie said...

The quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Well done! I wish I could produce something like that. :D

Rachel said...

You did a great job with the quilt, I like the variety of block designs!

Kitty said...

Hi ... thank you so much for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. I've had a lovely time looking through your bloggy bits. That quilt for Sophie is gorgeous - I know how much hard work quilting is.

I'll definitely be back. Take care. :-)

LauraJ said...

Hello! I am new to your blog, found through flickr. I love this quilt you just showed! It's so pink and pretty!

Lynn...aka..Mom, Nanny, Mommoe said...

Oh WOW! Sophie's quilt is beautiful! You are so talented! Girl, I want to come to Australia and stay about a month with you!

SummerSadie said...

I'm so impressed with your quilt, especially when you say you haven't had any lessons, and kind of figured it out on your own. That's how I started quilting, and figured it out by trial and error. I eventually took lessons, but think that's a great way to start. Kudos to you.

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