Thursday, November 29, 2007

4 Days...2 tops..not bad going!

Wow, I've even surprised myself with this one. I said I'd be quiet for a bit as I sewed up some Christmas presents and I thought I'd be gone for ages...but hey...here I am posting about these two quillows for my niece and nephew. I'm pretty sure my SIL doesn't read my blog...I hope :o)

After attending the quillow workshop with Andrea and Bunty in September, I've been thinking about how to size this project down so it would be suitable for a child. So I got my calculator out and re-worked the measurements so that they would work out to just over 40" square and the pocket on the front is about 10"square. It should be a good size for them to use as cuddle blankets when they are watching TV. The blocks are more crumb chaos blocks, the blue ones are sewn in a log cabin style and the pink ones in a 1/2 log cabin style. I also added fabric ties on the flaps (they are folded to the back and tied to enclose the quilt and turn it into a pillow) instead of the buttons and elastic so it would be child friendly. (thanks Andrea for this top tip :o) With any luck I'll get them basted this weekend and machine quilted next week. Then I promise I'll slow down for a bit!


8 comments:

Lynda said...

The quilts are gorgeous! Would love to see them folded as well - bet they make lovely cushions.

anne bebbington said...

And you say I'm fast - Mrs Speedy Gonzales! They are terrific - well done!

Dana Lynne said...

The patterns and colors are so festive. I'm inspired by both!

loulee1 said...

They look great Jane. So this time tomorrow they'll be finished and you'll be onto something else then? LOL

mereth said...

Your machine must be smokin'! It's great when something is finished so quickly, you don't have time to get sick of it. I'm sure these quillows will be much appreciated at Christmas. When you've quilted them I want to see them folded up as well, I bet they look cute together.

andsewitis Holly said...

Wow, Jane, you are really cranking out the quilts! Send some of that productivity my direction, will ya? They are beautiful!

Rose Marie said...

Gosh, I've always wanted to make ONE .... but yours are great and the kids will love them!

Randi said...

Hey! Good going for you, too! Doesn't it feel good to get something done? Great job on the quillows!