Monday, 2 August 2010

A Quilt For Willow...

So Willow's pink quilt (that I started a while ago) is finished & has even been through the wash (& in the dryer) twice in an unsuccessful attempt to remove a strange black splodge. The upside is that it is now nice & soft & crinkly & I'm sure the splodge is just the first of many.

The Pink Quilt

If nothing else this quilt has helped me conquer my aversion to pink.

The Pink Quilt

The back is a Liberty print & as the quilt is 125cm's square I didn't have to join/piece the back which saved me time & fabric. I did however embroider a label for it.

The Pink Quilt


I quilted it in graduating squares & it took me two goes & lots of unpicking to get the quilting finished. I'm still not completely happy with my quilting, but I guess it is all practice.

The Pink Quilt

A spotty binding & it is really for snuggling.

Willow said: I'm so proud of you Mummy.

33 comments:

dailyred said...

oh its SO beautiful! i esp love the label, such beautiful work. congratulations, a family treasure. :)

Claire said...

Beautiful! What a lucky girl. She'll keep it forever I am sure. I have such a soft spot for quilts made of square patches. Lovely. xx

Kirsty said...

It's absolutely beautiful. Lucky Willow & lucky Mum for receiving such a wonderful little person compliment. x

Mel said...

It's so so stunning Christie. I love the graduating colours but really that embroidery brings a tear to my eye. Members of your family will be reading that for generations! Well done.

jodesmac said...

This quilt is stunning!! I love it.
well done and what a beautiful treasure.

Kate said...

Gorgeous - love that hand embroidered label.

SadieandLance said...

Gorgeous work as always Christie. And what a charmer that young Willow is!

Kimberly said...

Oh I love it - so beautiful! And the inscription is just precious.

One Flew Over said...

So beautiful Chris!

You have done a magnificent job and I know it will be treasured for many, many years to come x

Monique said...

I love this quilt. It
is beautiful. I love the graduating color. Wow!

Anonymous said...

Well done Mrs, it looks great. Loving the Liberty.
You and unwanted marks... ie blue 'wash out' marker.
Kerry

Lara said...

I'm not surprised that Willow is proud of you - it's absolutely beautiful. Love the graduation of colour.

Lin said...

I too love the graduated colour. It's beautiful. Lucky Willow!

nikkishell said...

It's beautiful!

Andi said...

I'm proud of you too!!
That backing fabric is one of my absolute favourite Liberty fabrics EVER!!!
And the label is absolutely perfect.
Andi x

Tamara said...

You've done a beautiful job Chris...Love the spotty binding. xt

Gina said...

Delicious. I love the gradation, it's top-notch work. And the way you've quilted the border.

Danielle said...

Gorgeous.

Christina said...

Awww, Willow is the sweetest. You should be proud. It is a beautiful quilt and I love the spotty binding and the label. So lovely.

Running Thread said...

Love love love it. The label is gorgeous. A quilt to treasure for a lifetime.

Tracey Petersen said...

Just lovely, espcially the spotty binding.

74 Lime Lane said...

that's so lovely! Gorgeous quilt Christie, you have to be very proud too!

Erica said...

What a lucky little girl! This is gorgeous! I love all of these beautiful Liberty prints. The hand embroidered label makes it very special too!

Barbara said...

Beyond adorable ... every little patch is lovely, the backing is my favorite ever Liberty!

Di said...

Awwwww- love it when the little ones say such sweet things! It looks great- I love the embroidered tag. My mum used to do embroidered tags too but decided it was too difficult and now does them with some kind of unwashable marker pen. It's just not the same..

BundlesofBlossoms said...

Oh my goodness the quilt is beautiful!

Teek said...

Just beautiful... I love the label too.
Tanya

CC said...

That is a beautiful quilt - well done, you. And I love the embroidery (so neat!)

Leni and Rose said...

Beautiful! My breath is taken away, it's absolutely gorgeous. Willow will treasure this for ever.

Maxabella said...

STUNNING. I would love this. Anyone would. You are too clever. x

Geena said...

Beautiful~ I love the colours and the embroidered label. Could you tell me what kind of stitch you used? Thank you~

The Crafty Librarian said...

I think putting that label on it really moves it in the 'family heirloom' category. It is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Kaylovesvintage said...

wonderful