Thursday, June 19, 2008

quilt number three........and counting


Here is quilt number three.
I made this from a jelly roll that my niece, Madi, bought me at Hettie's Patch. I wanted to do something a little more challenging than my previous two quilts but not something too taxing.


In hindsight, I think I could have made better use of the jelly roll but it is lovely (even if the quilting is very haphazard). I also could have made making the nine patches easier by sewing strips of the jelly roll together in 3's and then cutting them - maybe next time!


Mum and dad came over to look after Louis for a little while today. When I got back I found my dad ensconced under it, reading a good book. So, if it's good enough for my dad, well then it's good enough for me.

Emily's finally finished her quilt top that she started a while back. It would have been finished sooner, but school got in the way. We are waiting until she starts her holidays to buy the backing and wadding and start the process of pin basting and quilting. I think it's going to be a big job, but she's up for it!


This is how the finished product should look. She plans to stitch in the ditch and then stitch just inside the square as well which should keep her busy for a while!

cheers
l
x

ps a big thank you to donna for her yummy scone recipe. i made them for my mum and dad today and they went down a treat! my mum, the scone and pancake queen, loved them and wanted the recipe for herself.

19 comments:

Kris said...

Wow! You have been busy. I love your quilt. I think it's beautiful. And I loved that your Dad recognised quality when he saw it!

Jacquie said...

Wonderful! I love 9 patch quilts. Good for Emily too! So cool that she is right there with you!

Bird Bath said...

you are on a roll with those quilts..love the soft colours in this one - and how nice to find it in action during storytime.
Emily's quilt looks amazing - great that you both can enjoy the crafting fun.

Lisa said...

You have a Hill's Hoist and a rustic washing trolley and basket, reminds me of my Nana's. Your newest quilt is beautiful, lovely fabrics and a really nice pattern. Congrat, you are learning so much so fast.

Emily's quilt is lovely, she is a real neat freak lining all her colours up in a diagonal pattern, looks great.

Try quilting the width of your walking foot away from your seam lines rather than the very difficult ditch quilting, it adds more texture, it's much easier and you can see more of the quilting.

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

WOW... you are my new sewing hero...seriously three quilts. you rock. I love the colours in emilies quilt. Well done guys.

Me said...

This is just lovely...I wouldn't be able to resist snuggling under it either. It's satisfying isn't it when people enjoy something you have made with such care. Emily looks like quite the sewer....great skill!

Jenny said...

You have both done an awesome job-lovely quilty goodness.

quiltygal said...

Looking good Levin !!so pleased your Dad cuddled up under it,it shows he has taste!! Love Emilys quilt such neat joins... I have just joined up for a machine quilting class to try & get some of my tops finished I wont live long enough to hand quilt them!!I had half a day off today so got most of my pincushion swap done then I have to start my Russian doll swap & Ive joined up for a cupcake swap so I am going to be busy!!
Claire

Julie said...

I love both those quilts, got to love the old hills hoist for the finished photo shoot. This quilting business is addictive isn't it?

sandra said...

Your quilt is beautiful! It's great to see a young girl wanting to lern how to quilt!

Gina said...

Gosh they are both so beautiful! Love the soft colours of yours and the paisley fabric is so pretty.. Emily's
looks goregeous, love the pattern and fabrics she chose.. you are both very clever indeed!
Hope you are all well now and keeping warm! Gx

Lorraine said...

Well done....and with every project you do you will learn something.....the quilt looks fabulous and Emily will have fun finishing her quilt....I love the colours you used....what was the fabric range? Enjoy your week....

OzRose said...

Hi Levin and Emily, Quilts look lovely and colourfull. Will keep you both busy quilting them....

Leanne said...

I like your Jelly roll quilt and tell Emily well done on her quilt..... school holidays will be here soon.

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous quilt. I love jelly rolls and I'm going to treat myself one of these days. I fancy a nice easy rail fence pattern

karen said...

wow, your quilts look so good!i sure wish i was warm under them right now!!

Philigry said...

this is so beautiful. i love this quilt!

monique said...

What a gorgious photo's .you sure made lovely quilts!
I'm so glad that I finally am able to back online again.
I will look around your blog for a while,so I can catch up again.

Take care,

Monique.

Christine said...

Your quilt is lovely. You are doing so well. Adore those Simplicity fabrics and always love 9 patches.