Monday, 28 July 2008

Four down, one to go and a quilting SOS!

I have finished quilting my house quilt, and although maybe the blue at the top still looks a bit strange, I think the recipient will be delighted with it.

I quilted some leaves round the bottom of the pots to try and link the green and blue better, although I don't think they're very effective. I'm just pleased that that's another one out of the UFO box and it'll look fine on a bed!

Meanwhile, DS has been making a baby quilt for a friend of his who is pregnant. Like the rest of us, he started it some time ago, thinking, plenty of time, plenty of time, and suddenly was panicked to hear that she had gone into labour! What do you do in these circumstances (and in the middle of a move from London to Leeds) but ask Mum for help. I had originally agreed to quilt it, but now a little parcel appeared containing the quilt so far.


He had chosen a theme of coffee and cream, and the effect was to have the cream gradually melting into the coffee (or vice versa). I just added the last couple of rows, put on two borders, quilted and then attached the binding.

It's now on its way to Leeds to have the binding secured and the label put on. Then it'll be a great gift for a sophisticated baby!

5 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

that house quilt is really cute and it IS going to look gorgeous on a bed. very different from hanging. the focus will be on the pillow area. congrats!

Karol-Ann said...

I think the house quilt has turned out beautifully! - Well done.
Love the baby quilt too - very sophisticated!

Helen in the UK said...

I love the house quilt. You may not be totally convinced about it, but DONE is better than still sitting in a cupboard. Someone is going to be lucky to receive it :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Lynda your house are just so beautiful...this must be another finish for the challenge....

janet said...

Did I get this right? - your SON started this quilt? Perhaps there is still hope for me and my two teenage sons! Anyway it is a lovely quilt - not the usual baby quilt but I would have been very happy to receive it when my kids were babies.