Saturday, October 30, 2010

This week, and more quilt shots...

We have all been a little sick, the kids have watched too much TV, but I finally got up to date with my baby thank you notes, so one less thing to feel guilty about!   There is of course some ongoing guilt about my fabric stash, which grew after going to the Craft & Quilt Fair last weekend and Bargain Box Fabrics this week - I keep buying fabric for little girl clothes, it seems, and not even for the clothes she needs.  Hoping to have some actually made up soon!

For now, here is the full shot of Strawberry's quilt on the line (on a very sunny day)...

little girl's quilt

It is actually different (if only in fabric choices) from Mr F's, I think I just need to find something other than the clothesline for showing my quilts in full!

Backing and binding...

little girl's quilt binding/backing detail

Backing again from Spotlight, with Kaffe Fassett spot for the binding.  Like Mr F's, this quilt features essentially all colours (for the kids to point out), but with more pinks and girlie prints.

I am quite happy with the quilt overall, and it will look great opposite Mr F's in the soon to be shared big kid's room, but I am certainly still learning a lot with my quilt-making.  Looking forward to the next quilt which will be for baby boy's cot- poor little thing has had nothing made for him yet!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Top 5 Music.

Ada May, with banjo.

image from here

As prompted by Pip over at Meet me at Mike's, my current 5 favourite albums to play at home:

Anais Mitchell & others- Hadestown (gorgeous folk opera)

Paolo Nutini- Sunny Side Up (young guy sings like an old guy)

Steve Martin- The Crow (yes that Steve Martin, a banjo album!)

Florence and the Machine- Lungs (stunning voice)

Justine Clarke- Songs to Make You Smile (good kiddie songs- Mr F loves it)

All are great!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quick Fix

babushka softie

I was wanting the thrill of a one night project, so made this babushka (pattern and face from the Red Thread).  Another item for Strawberry's big girl bed!  Love the beautiful face and a great way to use some quilt leftovers.  And I'm definitely keen for more fast projects now...

Sunday, October 10, 2010


little girl quilt folded

Finished last night.  Full shots to come (when I get a fine day).  Can't wait to move Strawberry into her big bed to use it!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My latest excuse!


The new baby of the family and an absolute joy.  Seriously, I am going to get back to more frequent blogging now that this little guy is approaching six weeks!  I have been trying not to beat myself up about not getting things done- my only goal for the first six weeks was to keep all three kids alive.  Which I have done rather well.  On top of this, there is a nearly finished quilt which should be ready for showing any day now!  So glad to be back to stay at home life!