Thursday, August 27, 2009

A cot quilt and a cushion.

I really wish I had bought some more applique to do on my trip but I didn't plan to be here so long. I'll have to settle with showing you DD's 2nd quilt. She made this out of small leftover strips of Japanese fabrics in my scrap bin on one of her visits to me. Wonky stars crib quilt a la Gwen Marston, aren't they great?You can see I showed her how to do the big stitch quilting with perle cotton which is ideal for beginners that don't have a lot of time or have the skills yet to machine or hand quilt.
Unfortunately, the bright pink perle cotton bled a little so be aware and plan for the washing with dye catchers if you use the cotton.
I've taken the opportunity to wash a few cushion covers and quilts while here and this bolster cushion I made for one of the grandchildren needed new ribbons.
I quite enjoyed the stitchery on this but I'm sorry, I just can't recall the name of the book I used.
Two fabulous giveaways to tell you about that maybe you have already entered. Kellie from Don't look now has a quilt that she's giving away that will knock your socks off.Rush over to Lekaquilt to be in with a chance to win an adorable pouch, she has five to give away and you have until September 9th.
Thank you so very much for all the warm and wonderful best wishes for the new baby in our family. It really is appreciated. As yet he still doesn't have a name.

15 comments:

Carrie P. said...

The star quilt is fantastic. I am so glad you remind of the big stitch. I have a Christmas quilt that I might just quilt it with big stitch.
Love the little fairies pillow. So cute.

Cathy said...

Beautiful star quilt, I'm loving seeing the talent you have passed on to your family. Thanks for the hint on the cotton thread too. xo

Crispy said...

Your DD did a wonderful job on her quilt the patches of color on the white really makes an impact. The little stitchery is so sweet and so is grammy for putting new ribbons on :0)

Crispy

Lynda said...

The bolster is from "Fairyland" by Natalie Bird - I have this book in my hope chest (that one day I'll also be a nanna). The star quilt is beautiful.

Jackie said...

The star quilt and the stitchery is just beautiful! I am glad all is well with the new baby.

Jan said...

What a great idea for that smidgen of great fabric that you have been hoarding. Thanks for sharing!

belinda said...

Fabulous star quilt....I heart Gwen!!!
Aren't babies wonderful!!

Janet said...

The Fairy bolster is so cute! Your daughter did a beautiful job on her star quilt - its very striking.

Marit said...

The star quilt is so adoring. How lucky your daughter is to have you as an inspiration and teacher. And that is a beautiful new grandson to make quilts for!
; )

Stephanie said...

Love the big stitching with perle cotton. I have not tried that yet. I used to hand quilt many moons ago. Lovely quilt. DARLING tea party bolster!!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Janet
I love the star quilt and the quilted stars are so great! Thanks for telling us about the giveaway. I'm going to check it out right now.
Hugs, Rhondi

Kaaren said...

I think your daughter is going to be a 'chip off the old block', Janet. Her quilt is wonderful.

I can sense from your posts that you're anxious to get home. Vacations are wonderful but there is truly no place like home.

Lori said...

It sounds like you are doing what you can to stay busy. Thanks for the link to Don't look now. She is an amazing designer!
No Name?! Oh golly, I would think the longer you wait the harder it would be.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, that wonky star quilt is adorable! I get frustrated that I just don't have the time to do as much regular quilting as I love to do and just the other day, I told myself that I'm going to do more big stitch quilting -- I love it!

wishes, true and kind said...

I love the wonky star quilt -- especially they way they float in the white. And the big stitches look great on it! And that is such a sweet embroidered pillow!!!