Saturday, April 5, 2008

Quilts and bunnies

I've been meaning to post for a long time but firstly my camera didn't work and then I couldn't find the time to sit down in front of the computer..... I'm sooo behind in my blog reading too! Anyway, today the sun shone brightly and it was perfect for photographing so here we go......

Finally, my first quilt. Actually, it didn't take too long, considering I waited until most classes to work on it. I did a little bit of work on it in between lessons, but most of it was done in class. It was a great first quilt to make as it didn't take long, and yet I learnt so much about quilting. Now I just have to learn how to cut triangles......

Emily has started on her quilt, and I am hoping she finishes it soon as she seems very taken with mine and says she prefers it to our other lap blankets! I can see I'm going to have a fight on my hands tonight!

Julian and Louis both want their own quilts now as well, so I'm going to be one busy mumma. Luckily I'm quite taken with the quilting process and I'm happy to keep going. Right now I'm making one for mother's day and I also have plans to make a picnic rug from the beautiful jelly roll I got recently.

Secondly - Happy Easter! Okay, I know it was ages ago, but I got my Easter swap after Easter and this is the first chance I have had to post about it. My gorgeous bunny pillow was made for me by Leah. It is such a clever design and it's so beautifully made. I'm very impressed (and slightly embarassed by what I sent her now!! - lol). The front is appliqued with felt and the back is this absolutely gorgeous funky fabric.

I also got this beautiful handmade card and some chocolates.

I would show you the chocolates, but I needed a little energy before hitting the gym.......and the rest is history! They were yummy though and I did share them with the kids.

Emily has been very busy lately. She was a little envious of the swaps I have been participating in so she organised her own. She made some softies and swapped a whole lot of other things with Lily whose mother is from Vintage Pleasure. The parcel was sent last Wednesday (finally) and so hopefully Lily will be getting it soon. Once we are assured that Lily has the parcel, then Emily can post about it.
And, as I mentioned earlier - she has started on her quilt (same design as mine, different fabric). Hopefully she will have the top done soon so we can show you photos.

Well, the afternoon is drawing to a close and it's time to get organised for the evening ahead - dinner needs to be cooked, dishes done etc....... so I will leave it here.

Hope everyone is happy and well!


Poppy & Mei said...

Yay! Good to have you back!
I luuuurrrrrvvvve the quilt. You'll have to add my name to that list too! ;)
Can't wait to see all of Emily's stuff, a great post & more stuff to look forward too. Doesn't get much better than that! Xxx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Lots of great goodies in this post - and I LOVE your bunnyswap gift! Lucy x

Jacquie said...

Congratulations! Great job on this quilt!!!! You'll always remember this one.

SewToBed said...

My bunny seems to be happy about sitting out in the Aussie sunshine!!

Yours is keeping warm and snug from the rain on my dressing table.

You've made a lovely job of the quilt. I'm sure your others wil be just as great.

Sarahs Home said...

Goodness you have been busy.. The quilt is beautiful..well done.
I am still knitting away at the cardigan, to be honest I cant wait for it to be finished but still a long way to go.

Sarah x

Kris said...

You did a wonderful job on your quilt! It is beautiful! I guess you're hooked now. Quilting is like that. Which was your favourite bit of the whole process?

karenjane said...

hey, i love your quilt it looks sooo good:) i visited hetties patch on the weekend, that place is dangerous, walked out almost $100 down but very happy indeed!!! look forward to our quilting weekend mum has mentioned, very very excited! ps, mum got a cutter and board like you said, absolute genious!!! we will never look back lol pps, finaly have a new post on my blog

monique said...

Your quilt absolutely looks gorgious!!!!!You're going to be real busy with making quilts.
Your easter swap is lovely!
Have a nice sunday.

Pixiedust said...

Just found your blog through Sarahs House. Love the quilt, just my sort of colours.

Gina said...

You should be very proud Levin, your quilt is incredible! Looking forward to seeing your next one and to see Emily's work..great idea to organise her own swap too...and the bunny cushion is the funky reverse side!
Have a great week, hopefully not too warm :O) Gxx

Jelly Wares said...

The finished quilt looks fantastic!!!! The little bunny is pretty darn cute too..

Jodie ;)

Fibo said...

your quilt is beautiful! I can only hope my first quilt will turn out so well, not that I've started one, but I will... one day ;)

Blossom said...

love your quilt....aren't you a clever girl!!!!!

your bunny is sweet too!!

Bird Bath said...

That a quilt is a beauty - no wonder everyone is lining up for one! The bunny pillow is a fantastic idea, lucky you!

Christine said...

Your quilt has turned out beautifully. Well done. Sounds like you've well and truly been bitten by the quilting bug! Looking forward to seeing the next one.
Very cute bunny pillow. I still have my Easter stuff out too.
Can't wait to see Emily's swap goodies. Happy stitching.


twiggypeasticks said...

Gorgeous quilt - well done and I love your bunnyswap cushion
Twiggy x

this is my patch said...

I love the teeth on that bunny! Your quilt would look very nice in my lounge, those colours would go very well. You are all going to be very busy with making more. x

Lorraine said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog....I am feeling better now - being unwell is such a waste of time....I have had a great day of stitching and just "playing" in my sewing room today - bliss! Back to work tomorrow - have to pay for my stitching habit somehow! LOL