Sunday, October 11, 2015

A wedding Gift

The beginning of October saw my family attending the wedding of Bindi & Anthony.

I have been in discussions with the bride & groom in the months leading up to the wedding to find out if they wanted a quilt & if so, what should it look like.
After many text messages & phone calls the bride finally decided & gave me 2 weeks to get it made. AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

After much deliberation they decided the quilt could be teal, grey, light coffee brown.

I got to work, cutting, piecing & appliqueing

 A finished monogram
 Quilt top
 Pieced backing
 Now onto the frame.
 An all over stipple
 It was at this point, that I had a panic attack thinking I had loaded it onto the machine incorrectly as I had forgotten the quilt had a matching backing.   Momentary panic attack.  It is very pretty when the front & back match so well.
 Ahh relief. The last quilting stitch.
 The completed quilt
 The label  & bow ready for delivery.
(sorry about upside down)
 And now for the gift opening.  I love it when the bloke notices the small details -  the fabric right beside the label says "PS I love you".
 I think they like it.

Now some quilt stats. 
This quilt was made ENTIRELY from my fabric/ wadding stash.
84" square for a queen bed

It took approx 15m fabric.
It took somewhere between 20-25 hours to sew.

I work well under pressure, so the 2 weeks before the wedding worked in my favour.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

September OPAM & a farewell

My September finish & the only sewing I have done for a while was a farewell gift for our school Principal.  Mrs Hutton had been part of the school community for 10 years, seven of those years she was directly involved with my family.  This quilt was fun & frantic.

We had 5 weeks notice that she was leaving.  1 week in shock, 1 week planning & prepping the quilt, 2 weeks of children drawing & 1 frantic week of sewing and quilting.  The result, a quilt she loved made by 354 children & approx 30 staff.
 The Whole quilt

Block Closeups
Staff bottle tree
Adorable Prep raibow
 Year 2 stars
 Year 2 tree
 Year 1 butterflies
 Year 1 lots of love
 Year 1 personalised grid
 Year 2 beehive
 Year 3 garden
 Prep H and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant
 Year 2 flower
 Prep ladybugs
 Year 3 personalised grid
 Year 3 balloons
 Special Ed Unit bees
 Prep Rainbow fish complete with sequin scale
 Year 1 love
 Year 3 personalised grid
The label
 The presentation, complete with a police escort
 The happy recipient.  She loved it.

I love making quilts with children. They get so excited about the process.  It reminds me why I love what I do.
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