Thursday, September 8, 2011

Quilts & More

Here I am again. I have even managed to bring some pictures with me.
The first is a picture of our pretty ornamental plum tree. It took us three tree purchases before we managed to keep one alive. So you can understand our pride. 
 The next is a common old marigold but I love them. So vibrant and tough and they coordinated well with the baby quilt following it and that is why I chose it. :)

Not sure if you can read what I have written on the label, I didn't have the patience tonight to play around in the picture editing program.
But here it is:

A baby boy for Brooke and Shaun
and for Kye a little brother.
I hope this quilt keeps him warm and let's him know
he's loved like no other.

I like to write a personal note it makes the quilt more special.

I love bright colours and could not bring myself to make the regular blue for boys or pink for girls. They are having a boy but on the off chance the scans were wrong this will be fine for either sex.

I made it much larger than the usual baby quilt. I don't think I am able to make a small quilt.
I quilted it simply with straight stitches.
This quilt has been built to withstand many washes.

Regular readers have seen the following quilt in its infancy. Thankfully it is now done. I am so glad it was very time consuming.

And another large quilt completed. This is for my bed and featured a most beautiful fabric by Moda called Chrysalis.
 It was a real challenge for me, but I am pleased it turned out okay. A few mistakes that I tried to quilt out but I'm not concerned. 

Swinging in the breeze.

I will be back soon for another chat, and I warn you it may be 100% different to tonight's. :)

Take care


  1. Beautiful quilts Jan, you've got a talent there.

  2. Thanks Kath. It is something I started just a few years ago and I love it. It has given me a reason to keep going when I lost the plot.

  3. Absolutely beautiful quilts Jan. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jan, your quilts are stunning! Are they all hand sewn?

    Pat, SS

  5. Thanks sewanna and Pat. Pat I machine sew most of my quilts but sometimes I will hand quilt a special one. It is not something I excell at, but is enjoyable.
    Thanks for visiting.

  6. Oh those quilts are gorgeous - you're so clever! I love those colour combinations too - very fresh.