Monday, 29 August 2011

Something finished

Finally, my eldest's birthday quilt is finished, way after the birthday, but done.  It did take a lot longer than I anticipated, as quilts always do, but having H choose all her favourite fabrics to put together did avoid me dilly-dallying.
  I used a bit of everything, hand sewing, embroidery, piecing by machine, some crochet, lacy trim and a doily or two.

My favourite piece, background made with one of H's tops from when she was about 6.

It was fun to make and it all came from my fabric stock.   No new purchases, wonderful.  

We draped this lovely piece of fabric behind her clothes rack.  Oh, does it feel good to craft and decorate.

Although, I must add that with so much rain around, and a chill in the air, all I want to do is bake and bake and bake.

Monkey bread
Have a lovely week all.
And the quilt will count as my August monthly make, I am lagging behind.


  1. Beautiful quilt, I'm sure your daughter will love it. And I'll have a nice wodge of that monkey bread please...
    Emily x

  2. Wow, the pics of your quilt look amazing, love all the individual bit and pieces you added. Very special, I'm sure it will be treasured for years to come.

    The Monkey Bread looks delish. I've actually never heard of it but an interesting name.

    Have had a lovely visit to your blog, enjoy your weekend,

    Claire :}

  3. Such a beautiful quilt-you are soooooo clever!
    And that monkey bread looks delsih!

  4. What an amazing make - I bet it counts for a good few monthly makes! I am always in awe of quilters as it takes such hard work, skill and patience!

    The bread counts as a MM too! looks delicious!