Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Quilts Quilts Quilts

Because ive not kept this up to date for so long im going to group together all my quilting in one post.

I got the quilting bug after seeing a quilt made by a member of , I've now made five quilts!

The first was Adam's cot bed quilt, its a panel of jungle themed fabric surrounded by short pile fur giraffe fabric & fleece backed.

I outlined every little detail on the panel with small stitches on the machine with just my standard machine foot, it took forever! & i haven't been in a rush to do one like this since lol. I have bought another fabric panel but its been sat in my sewing box for a few months.


My next project was patchwork playmats for myself (i was expecting my youngest daughter) & one for my friend who was also expecting. These were fantastic projects & i loved every minuet of making them.

 This was the one i made for a friend, she knew she was having a girl so i went mad with the pink & girly theme. 
I then took it a step further & added the arches & toys.

This is the one i did for myself (Left), i made it before my 20 week scan so made it unisex. Its served me very well & 14 months on Lizzy still goes & sits on it in he corner with her toy box.

& the last of the play quilts was this one (Right) made more recently for my cousins baby boy.

Last but most defiantly not least is Lizzy's 1st birthday cot quilt, this is my favourite of all the quilts I've made so far. I spent ages choosing fabrics & even when i thought i had what i wanted, i laid it all out & was still not 100% happy, so i bought some pink gingham & blue micro dot to add in which worked perfectly. I set the squares diagonally, bordered with the blue micro dot, set pink gingham in the corners & edged with pale pink satin ribbon. its backed with lovely warm snuggly pink spotty fleece & as a finishing touch i embellished the patchwork with little pink satin rosebuds.

To make it that extra bit special for her birthday i embroidered a label for the back.

"Happy 1st Birthday Elizabeth Rose Hall, Love Mummy & Daddy"

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Foal Has Arrived

I really am rubbish at keeping this update, not enough hours in the day at the moment.

Mr Darcy arrived on 22 March 2012, I had a funny feeling that Thursday morning so rushed straight to the stables after taking the kiddies to school. I was greeted by Lorraine & Stuart at the gate saying "has someone rung you?" & I answered "Is it here???" then ran to the stable door.

I breathed such a sigh of relief when i saw a healthy mare & foal looking back at me, not only that a very hansom foal! I had been very worried about what exactly might pop out considering we had no idea what the stallion was that covered Bea.

Darcy has been a very bold little chap from day one, even at a few hours old he was coming up to me & letting me stroke him, by two days i was lifting his feet & he expects kisses whenever i pass the stable! Now nearly six weeks on & he's getting big! his character is getting bigger & bolder by the day, I cant help but feel he is going to make one VERY special horse in the future.