Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the cot quilt, labels and links

Notice the new banner? Oh right how could you miss it. That's Lindsay the rabbit there, he was made for the GD's when they visited but he couldn't find any room in the suitcases to go home with them. The pattern is from Natalie Ross.


The panel I had shown in the last post for the cot quilt was frustrating to work with. It was 26 letters by Moda and it was not a square, it was wider than the length. That, plus it was rather small and so it needed to have more width and even more length. The quilt top was a build as you go, no planning and that means I didn't have to over think it.
Don't you hate it when that happens!
I was restricted on using what was on hand and so I have just enough of the blue for the binding.
It felt very good to not have to buy anything, it justifies the stash.
I sent off a quilt to hang in a small village quilt exhibition for a friend. It only took three years to put a label on it. :(
I was ignoring my own advice and deserve a rollicking for that. I have a few labels to attach yet. Silly thing is I already have them printed up.

Now I must tell you to go and visit Jean at Linen and Raspberry. She has just started blogging and does the most elegant work. Go and have a look for yourself.

You may already know Kellie from Don't Look Now. She's another Australian who oozes creativity. She's just started selling her designs and has released another one. To celebrate, there's a giveaway so go on, take a look now! You will be amazed.

Last business for the last day of March is to thank Ranette from Ranette's Daily Stitch, she has given me the sisterhood award. I don't pass on awards but I thank her for thinking of me. Trouble is I couldn't choose a few people, I'd have to give it to everyone who leaves wonderful comments on my blog!

17 comments:

Stina said...

That rabbit is such a cutie..and no I didnt miss him..:o)
Well ...did you have to reming me about the labels...but Oh it is so good to hear that it can take three years for someone else too..:o)

Fiesta said...

Janet I love, love your new header quilt. I too made an alphabet quilt with the panel you used and like yours I had to play with it to get it straight. Yours came out very nice.

Jackie said...

I love that new quilt in your header, beautiful! Your piecing is impeccable.

Kaaren said...

Janet I noticed your new header as soon as your blog opened on my computer screen. It's wonderful and so cheery looking. And the bunny looks like he belongs there as part of your "vignette". Maybe he was destined to remain with you, for a little while anyway!

Thanks for sharing.

Kellie said...

Thanks for the link Janet! And for the kind words! Well done with the award ... but I am with you way too hard to pass on!

Carrie P. said...

You banner was the first thing I noticed. I love it. The colors are fantastic. The baby quilt is so cute and how in the world did you bend that pin that way?

erica e said...

what a cute alphabet quilt! so simple and cute! pinwheels and polkadots are always so nice.

Vicki W said...

I love those polka dot pinwheels and the cot quilt is adorable!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The new banner is incredible!

Janet said...

I love what you did with the panel - the pinwheels look great!
I can hardly believe there was no room to be found in the suitcase for your wonderful rabbit. I'd have tossed something else out of the suitcase to make room for it - its so cute! :0)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So cute! Love pinwheels.

Janet said...

love the new header! need to learn how to insert my own

Sherri said...

What a wonderful quilt...the pinwheels are absolutely beautiful!

Amelia said...

Oh how lucky are my kids!!!! It did need the organge to lift it. It frames the panel nicely. The pinwheels are lovely and finish it nicely. I now see what you mean about the panel being a funny shape - what were moda thinking?? I really am impressed with it, thank you so much.

Maree said...

Love your New Header is is Great..Cute Bunny.!! love your Moda Quilt the pinwheels set it off...would love to know what you use to print your labels...
cheers

Robin said...

What a cute panel! You framed it beautifully. The orange inner border was the perfect choice and I love the little polka-dot pinwheels. In summary: fabulous! :)

Rhondi said...

Janet, I love the quilt and the rabbit on your header.I am having such a good time looking at all your wonderful quilts.