quilted, sewn and gifted

Hi ya’ll! Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. The Son and I went to see her parents, got fed, watered and spoilt and then we had The Mo’s first birthday pizza party. Great food, people and dogs! We took Ted and he got to play with Jet and Presley. It was a boy dog love in, hilarious. He’s now completely flaked on the sofa.

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I finished my first ever quilt for Mo’s birthday pressie. So happy with it. I used Heather’s tutorial for binding the quilt and it totally rocks. My first ever binding, awesome corners. I made a patchwork binding. Fabrics, a mix of Amy Butler, Net of Jewels by Joelle Hoverson, this fabric ROCKS. I’ve been told they’re not reprinting, if you haven’t given it a go, get some. I struggle using solids and I just love this solid. Nice depth and beautiful finish, washes up a treat. The edging and backing polka dot is from Spotlight. Machine quilted using my Janome 6500 and the Even Foot it just chewed through the quilting and didn’t skip a beat. More pics over at flickr.

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I also whipped up a quick scarf for Son’s mum’s birthday. Used a chocolate wool mix from the stash with some Liberty Tana Lawn, Kaffe Fassett, a Japanese Import think I got it from Superbuzzy and some silk. She loved it!

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Coming on Tuesday is the the 2nd 52 Week of Nose and the winner of the first week will be announced.

Until then….happy crafting!

11 thoughts on “quilted, sewn and gifted

  1. erin says:

    thanks for the tip on the net of jewels fabric – i have been meaning to get some and now i will for sure.
    the quilt is gorgeous – you did a stellar job!

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  2. Petchy says:

    Gorgeous! I am sucking up all the quilt inspiration I can get right now as I am planning to make my very first quilt soon – a surprise gift for my wonderful mum, so it needs to be a bit special! I wonder if I can manage to quilt a 1.5m square quilt on my pretty ordinary sewing machine….?

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  3. nicole says:

    Hey Petchy – thanks 🙂 Yeah your machine should be fine, baste/pin galore!
    Erin – no probs and thanks 🙂 The Net of Jewels ROCKS.
    Al M – Mo’s Ho *snort* So happy and it was an awesome first birthday pizza party! (try saying that fast!)

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