Saturday, March 2, 2013

A gift for my sister...

Well hello there!

 I know, it's been a little while since I popped in here.  I'm still trying to find "normal" after a wonderful long weekend spent eating, shopping and chatting with my sister in Melbourne last week...what fun we had!

You may remember that we went to Melbourne around this time last year to celebrate my sisters birthday? Well, we had such a great time that we decided to make it an annual event :) 

I like to make her something special for her birthday, and this time settled on a square tabletopper using a free pattern found here.

 I just happened to have a Moda Candy Bar of Bonnie and Camilles Vintage Modern fabric, which seemed a perfect match for her love of all things vintage (and saved me lots of cutting!) Her kitchen also has pops of red and aqua, so the fabric decision was easy :)

I quilted it very simply with a cross-hatch design, and bound it in one of my favourite prints from Vintage Modern...a yummy aqua and red combo. Of course, once I saw it on my own kitchen table, I had a hard time parting with it...

...but I did. I found this photo on my camera this morning and thought I'd show you the proof...seems a little someone was playing spy with my long distance camera lens  :)

Now I had better go and continue unpacking my suitcases and dealing with the mountains of washing which grew while I was away!

Have a great weekend
TTFN xxx


Nicky said...

I'd be very happy to become your adopted sister, pretty quilt gifts, long weekends spent shopping, eating and chatting sound wonderful.....
Your sister is very lucky indeed that you were willing to wrap it up for her and not keep it yourself!

dawn said...

I agree with Nicky, you can adopt me too!

How lovely it turned it out and I bet she just loved it! These colors are so gorgous together, she has a kitchen to match these, HOW FUN!!

So nice to see you here again, good luck on catching up at home.

Anthea said...

Hi Suzi, the topper is gorgeous, well done, your sister will love it. And great times to be had together on an annual short holiday together x

Jill said...

Ooooh!! Your sister is such a lucky girl! I love those colors and prints-- so cute! I don't know that I could part with it, if I were you.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend--

Hope said...

You need to train the kids to do laundry ;)

Lovely job, Leisa is a lucky sister :)