Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy 2008!

Hopefully starting the first post of 2008 with a completed quilt will be setting a trend for the rest of the year...well one can hope!



Do you remember this quilt from here, here and here? You might remember I struggled to mark it...and in the end the success eventually came by marking it as I went with a chalk marker and a water coloured pencil (which BTW Karol-Ann..washed out just fine :o) I did an all over baptist fan using a big stitch and perle size 8 cotton, which I just love! The fabrics were some that I liked together and the border fabric came from a dear friend in Canada. The backing fabric was from a friend here in the UK and the binding fabric was given to me by my mom...so it's a quilt I will cherish.




In other news, we have all recovered from our bout of flu and colds ...well at least until next week when the children return to school! I was suffering seriously cabin fever and when that happens there is nothing else to do, but hop in the car and drive to the Heart of the Shires to one of my favourite shops Crafts & Quilts. She always has a bargain going and her fabric choices are different than what I can find down the road at the Bramble Patch. Next stop was the Bramble...well you don't go that far without popping in...where I bought a magazine and some more sale fabric. All in all I bought 5 3/4 metres for £25...so I was quite pleased...plus I'm feeling all inspired to get back to the sewing machine...something I always struggle with at this time of year.

TTFN

12 comments:

Patti said...

Way to go Jane - an already finished quilt! What a way to start off the new year. Well done!

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a great way to start the new year off! Your quilting turned out really well - what a warm and cozy looking quilt.

Happy 2008 and happy sewing!

Libby said...

A new quilt is a fantastic way to start off the new year! Looks great.

Quilt Memories said...

How I envy you, a new quilt to snuggle under these cold snowy days!!! Happy New Year to You and Yours!!!!!!!!!! J

Kim said...

Cool beans! It's nice to see how pretty this quilt looks all stitched up. Looks very snuggly.

Andrea said...

It's a gorgeous quilt - looks really snuggly and I love your colours. First of many ?? lol.

Carole said...

Lovely quilt! I love a quilt that has a special memory to it! Glad to read that you are all feeling much better! Happy New Year!

Amy said...

Happy 2008! What a lovely quilt, great jon :)

Mary said...

The fans look great. I've been using size 8 perle cotton for embroidery but haven't used them for quilting yet.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Jane, it's just beautiful. You've certainly set the bar high for 2008. I just love quilting with the pearl cotton -- I was washing a quilt this morning that I quilted the same way and I thought I need to do more quilts like that!

Pam said...

That was a fun link!! The Heart of the Shire looks like it would be a great way to pass a few hours :))

andsewitis Holly said...

Happy New Year, Jane! I love how this quilt turned out! I love your Baptist fans. It looks so cozy and warm.