Monday, March 28, 2016

Pretty Kitty pillow cases

Made these two pillowcases earlier this month...using a very cool Hello Kitty ABC fabric and a pink print...

... I used the APQ Roll It Up method for hidden French seams.

May 2016 - sent these as gifts to our great-nieces, new big sisters Lilly and Kora, on the arrival of their baby sister Poppy May.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Jan's Flower Patch

Oh I do love my awesome cousin Jan! She is like a big sister to me and I love her to bits!! 
It was my pleasure to select fabrics and put this together in honour of her recent 50th birthday (suitably celebrated last weekend with family and friends in a gathering in her garage in up in Gore).

A white background, with flowers made from lots of greys (some metallics) 
and some soft teals, with a lovely orange print thrown in for a bit of pizzazz!
Pattern inspiration story here

The backing was a dove grey print with leftover blocks in a strip across the back, 
and one block as the label block near the bottom. I quilted it in a large/wide all-over stipple 
and bound it with the multi-colour print.

 And here is the birthday girl herself!

Finished quilt measured 62" x 62".
This is one of my first quarter goals for the 2016 Finish Along challenge!

And a big Kiwi "kia ora!" (hi there!) to visitors from Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday 
link party and Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday!