Monday, 11 November 2013

Red it is!

I had two suggestions as to colours to border this Linus quilt, and sorry Nik, purple would have been great, but I didn't have any, and I had red, so red it is! 
It's probably not a competition winner, but I think it's looking good.  I have been doing other things - I've even got my 'Dear Jane' out again.  I felt the need of some hand sewing, and this fit the bill.  (Can you see the yellow flower-headed pin on the right hand block?  That's a reminder to myself that this block is a little small, so needs special consideration when being joined up!)

I've also added the autographed blocks onto DD and husband's wedding quilt.  In the end I decided they would be best as a simple blue frame, and with a little judicious trimming, all the ones with names fitted round the quilt.  The others (with general good wishes) will go on the back. 

here is an example of the kind of thing people wrote.

Mind you, some people exercised their creativity.  Here is Will, aged 8.  Fighter planes are perfect for a wedding.

And here is Ada's attempt.  She's two and a half, and wrote on the table as well!

Here she is in the Dalek dress knitted by her mum.  So cute!

You can just see her mum with open arms in the bottom right hand corner of the shot.  Even cuter!

1 comment:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love all the signatures and best wishes in the border...what a wonderful way to frame the quilt! Just perfect!!

Oh...and that dalek is the cutest dalek I've ever seen!!