Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Scrappy Quilt!


This quilt is from a kit that I bought about 2 years ago now, or it could have been longer than that. I bought it from a wonderful little shop off Pakington Street in Geelong, called A Little Different. About 3 weeks ago now, I decided that I needed to start it so I pulled it out, washed the fabrics and cut out the squares. Stitching them whilst I was sick took quite a bit longer than I thought it would, but now that I am fully recovered I have been able to do lots of sewing and knitting too. I love all the muted autumn colors of this quilt, and I only used a thick fleece on the back of it, no wadding in between. Blue Willow Cottage made a similar one in an issue of Handmade, so that is where the idea came from, and I thought it would be much easier than sewing 3 layers together. This quilt will be used on our bed for those extra chilly nights, which we have been having lately, along with some wonderful rain too which is always good for the garden.
Isabelle is going to be performing in her first school play today. She is in a little play called The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There are 2 preppies, and 2 Grade 5 students doing it together. She has been practising for weeks now. I wish that I could see her do it, but unfortunately I am not allowed to. Her role is as a fruit in the play. They go and visit the children at the kindergartens and do the play for them. I was told that they take photos too, so hopefully I will get some and be able to show you all. I am so proud of her since she is very shy in public, although not at home. She has been feeling unwell for a while now, and a checkup at the doctors didnt reveal anything, although this morning she had a horrible cough and did not want to stay home. She is such a little trouper, nothing keeps her away from school. I hope she will feel better soon. There have been so many kids with different bugs lately in her class, that I am surprised she hasnt caught one, but fingers crossed her throat gets better. Lachlan has also started going to the gym which is just around the corner from our house doing a general exercise program through his school which is run by the local police. They do it to raise kids' self esteem, and also to encourage them to work out their frustrations another way. He is enjoying it which is great. He has been going twice a week, so hopefully in a few months his attitude will change and he will feel better about himself and not get so frustrated and angry all the time. Well that is it for now, I am off to take some photos of all my new knitting projects, which seem to be a lot at the moment, and finally sew some buttons on another finished knit too. See you all tomorrow!

10 comments:

opportunityknits said...

Love the colours on your quilt and it's such a unique way of sewing a quilt. I like the effect!

picklesticks said...

I love your quilt. The fabrics are really nice. I made one of those a wile back and have more fabric lined up for another one. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I do love comments. The elephant was quite easy to make, I used polar fleece which is a very forgiving fabric to use.

Dipsy said...

Oh, what a very gorgeous quilt this is! The colours are so beautiful, and I'm impressed by the unique way it's sewn! Looking forward to seeing the pics of your new knitting projects!

Siow Chin said...

This is lovely! And makes me want to take out the sewing machine again. I do hope Isabelle will get better soon.

Karin said...

That is a great quilt. Do you use it to snuggle up with on the sofa?
I am sure Isabelle will tell you all about her performance. Hopefully somebody will take loads of photos for you to enjoy.

PlumStitches said...

The quilt is gorgeous. How sweet that Isabelle is in the Very Hungry Catepillar - I hope she feels better soon. And it sounds like the gym may help Lacklan get some frustration out. I know it always works for me!

Laura B said...

Really beautiful quilt! Great work!

Hope Isabelle is feeling better soon!

ferg said...

Hope you are feeling better. I'm settling in a bit but also remembering what it was like to have such a good friend so close. There is a Knit and Natter group about 12 miles away!
Love to you Gillian

Katt said...

That is so gorgeous! You did a fantastic job!

Katt

tiennie said...

What a great quilt! Glad that your kids have found activities that they enjoy.