Monday, August 18, 2008

roll up

The thing I like most about sewing is being able to make gifts for friends and family. Making something with just that one person in mind, something that they would like, in their favourite colours and hoping they will feel happy using it, knowing it was made just for them!

Our friend Eliza is turning five this week so I made her a little pencil roll using the pattern from Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts. She loves to make things and likes all things pretty so I thought it would come in handy.

Packaged up in a little tote bag for her so that she can take it with her her favourite colours. Happy Birthday Eliza!

Monday, August 11, 2008

another dolly

Is it just me or are the days getting colder? Spring seems so far away with our frosty mornings and windy afternoons. Perfect weather for quilting which is why I have a few pictures of the July dolly quilt from material obsession....just finished!

I'm used to patterns and structure, squares and triangles, so this was something new for me. It will be interesting to see how some of the other quilts turn out.

This one is quilted with a perle 8 cotton.

.....and bordered with assorted fabric tongues. Hope you all had a good (warm) weekend!!