Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Can't resist sharing....

Now, I realize I may be a little premature here...after all, it doesn't have binding, or a quilt label yet,but I can't resist showing you this....



I picked this quilt up from the quilters this morning...isn't it sweet? I have been working on this quilt for literally years, which is a little embarrassing considering how small it is! I originally started making it for Lydia, and it will remain Lydia's, even though she now has two quilts, and poor Merryn doesn't have any :( ...guess I had better get moving on a quilt for Merryn!


For those non-quilters who read, a word of explanation. I stitched and pieced the top of the quilt, and then took it to a professional quilter who put the top onto a layer of batting (the woolly stuff in the middle that makes it warm) and a backing (the bottom layer). She then used a machine to stitch all the wavy lines (called stippling) on top to hold all the layers together, and now I need to put a binding on it (the bit that goes around the outside edge of the quilt). Since the binding is scalloped and may take a few days, I decided to share it today!

In other news...one of my LOs has been accepted to the Basic Grey gallery! A bit exciting for me, as it is the first time I have submitted anything to anywhere...don't know what came over me, really :). It's the LO of Lydia a few posts down...in case you don't have time to check it out LOL.

I'm doing a class next week at Tomorrows Memories (being a student...yay!) whereby you document in words and pictures what you do in a day. Today is the day I have chosen, so I'm writing down all the bits and pieces of my day. It's only lunchtime but after reading my list so far....I feel EXHAUSTED LOL! I'll share the LO when I'm done, but if you live in Perth...why not come along too? Call TM for details.

Back into all the after school activities this week, so I had better get organised...

TTFN xxx

4 comments:

texmorg said...

Beautiful quilt now how long will it take you to bind it. I must admit that I have never done a scalloped binding (too hard). I want to see it when its finished.
Is that one of Tracey's Me Myself and I classes that you are doing?
Have fun-I now you will
xx Linda
PS Poor DD2 you will have to get a move on and make her a quilt.

Vicki said...

The quilt look even better IRL, thanks for bringing it in for me to see. Well done on the Basic Grey layout...why not start submitting to magazines too!!! See you soon, and good luck on the house buying front. Vicki

Hope said...

Beautiful quilt. It looks like so much work!

Congratulations on the Basic Grey gallery layout. It is a beautiful page :-D

Chris Millar said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Suzi!! Have fun at the class!! And woohoo on Basic Grey gallery!!! Looks like I'm going to have to remember to come to your blog manually as bloglines isn't letting me know when you update at all anymore!! :(