Sunday, April 13, 2008

An Emily Update

Emily and I had a special weekend planned. We were going to go to Kadina for a quilting weekend with two of my sisters and my niece. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we were not able to go.... but we did get a bit of quilting done here.

This is Emily's quilt top


This weekend she managed to get her quilt pin basted and quilted - quite an achievement really.


Hard at work.


All she needs to do now is the binding and then it's all finished. She's already working on her next quilt. There is talk of a double bed quilt in Amy Butler fabrics. This would be beautiful, but I'm thinking perhaps a little expensive????

Her swap partner got her parcel yesterday and seems very happy with it. Emily took photos of it but unfortunately they are really blurry. Hopefully Lily will post some better photos.

David had a lovely weekend of gardening. After the little rain we had, he has been able to do some things in the garden, including planting a new vegetable garden and general maintenance work. He and the boys also planted the spring bulbs this weekend - I can't wait for spring.


We have school holidays for the next two weeks. I will enjoy the slower pace.
Here's hoping you all have a good week.
l
x

21 comments:

Jenny said...

Great that you got some quilting in-yay for holidays and planting spring bulbs! Have a great week:)

Jacquie said...

Emily's quilt is beautiful! Reminds me of my room when I was her age. Love the roses and the color combination! Simply stunning!!!

My Love is..... said...

wow emily your quilt looks amazing. Great Work

Jodie said...

The quilt looks great- she got so much done .

Gina said...

Your quilt is so beautiful Emily, love the colours and patterns you've chosen! I'm sure it will be the first of many 'works of art'
Hope you all enjoy the break from routines and look forward to seeing some bulbs this Spring!
Gxx

Lorraine said...

Wow - Emily is certainly doing a great job of that quilt! Don't hurry spring tho as I want some good old winter days - cold - rain - grey and cloudy so I can enjoy being in my sewing room and hear the rain on the roof and snuggle under a quilt in the evening by the fire......btw thanks for joining in my PIF exchange....only one place left now.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Emily is doing so well with that quilt - much better than I could do actually!

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Emily you have almost finished your quilt!! I am listening to the CD you sent me right now!!

Your package will be ready once the last piece arrives, (it taking ages)

And pictures will be on my mums blog later this week :)

I had sooooooo much fun
<3
Lily
xx

monique said...

What a beautiful quilt Emily made!
it's absolutely gorgious!

Sarahs Home said...

Well done Emily, your quilt is beautiful.

Sarah x

Blossom said...

What shame your w/e was cancelled...hugs

Emily's quilt is just gorgeous!!!shwe is doing a great job.....

ahhh spring bulbs....mmm note to self must buy some!!!

Holidays here too.....lovely to not have to get up and dash off.....

Pixiedust said...

Emily's quilt is gorgeous, I bet she's really pleased with it, such pretty colours. I'm dying to have a go at patchwork and quilting, as I've seen so much to inspire me on everyones blogs lately. Not sure where to start though. I need something quite simple me thinks. :o). xx

corry said...

I Love your quilt Emily, you're so clever! Enjoy your school holidays!

Kris said...

Nice work Emily! I love Amy Butler's fabrics too.

nicolette said...

Emily is some talented girl! Isn’t it wonderful to be able to quilt together? Amy Butler fabrics, yummy indeed.

Hilda May said...

The quilt is gorgeous...I'm thinking about having a go at quilting myself, what with the impending arrival and all!...she makes it look too easy though!...

rachel x

Bec said...

Wow, that quilt is gorgeous! I love the colour combos in it :)

SewToBed said...

Fabulous quilt Emily. The colours are really spring-like. Keep up the good work.

Christine said...

Love your quilt, Emily. Such sweet fabrics. Can't wait to see your next one. Keep up the good work.

Bird Bath said...

Emily that looks like a splendid quilt! I admire your perseverance because it takes me a loooong time to accomplish such things.Hope the holidays have been enjoyable.

Classics and Country said...

How sweet. I'm glad I found your blog!