Friday, June 17, 2011

Some beautiful Amy Butler fabric that Four Wise Monkeys passed on to me recently
I made it into a quilt (surprise, surprise)
I'm not very good at cooking, and have enough trouble making meals for my own family, but when a friend of mine lost her father recently, I wanted to do something to let her know I was thinking of her and surrounding her in love and comfort
So I made her a quilt
I haven't delivered it yet, as I'm enjoying the lovely colours, but I will take it to her at the weekend.
The lovely "cheats" backing, I get from Emma, and it makes it look so good. You just follow the lines and then they just wash off.
. . . and here is my purple skirt!
I had to add a bit of length for my middle aged lady legs!
And here is a little bit of crotchet that I did as 'car craft' last weekend when I went away.
I just love the JET wool.

15 comments:

Lynda Bosworth said...

What a great friend you are...that quilt is just beautiful! As for your crochet...well done. Every winter I entertain romantic notions of knitting or picking up a crochet hook. LOL alas my house is littered with unfinished projects of the past.

Leanne said...

A quilt is a wonderful gift. You can not be a great crafts women and a good cook.

trash said...

Oh Annie! So much loveliness. As for the cooking thing? You can get takeaway food but not so much takeaway handmade quilty goodness!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh i just love the quilt.........love the fabrics.......

Jan said...

What a busy bee you are, Annie.I LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt, and the thoughtfulness behind its creation. And I bet your cooking isn't really so bad!

Diane said...

Lovely stuff! Such beautiful colours in today's post.

Maree: said...

Your Quilt is Lovely & I think that backing is Fab!
I'm sure your Friend will Treasure it Forever...
cheers

Andi said...

What a beautiful quilty gift!!

Farmyard Crafts said...

What a beautiful thoughtful thing to do for your friend. I'm sure it'll mean so much. And you have been so busy! Well done with everything that you've gotten done!

Anonymous said...

You have been so busy. That quilt is really special, your friend will love it. Please e-mail me your plans for the holidays. Brenda

silverpebble said...

Making a quilt for your friend was such a wonderful thing to do - I'm certain it will cheer her. Snuggling up in it can't fail to do her good.

Your crochet looks wonderful btw.

Muddling Through said...

What a beautiful quilt! And your quilting (I don't care if it is a cheat) is gorgeous! Great job. The skirt looks great, too. You've really been doing a lot of pretty things.

Locket Pocket said...

Your quilt is beautiful and the quilting is very clever - even if the lines are printed for you! I'm still too scared to machine quilt anything so I'm very impressed! Lucy x

Allyson said...

What a lovely way to comfort your friend :)

I love the delicate colours in that quilt. It's just beautiful. I'm sure she'll love it.

Brenda said...

I have made many quilts, but that is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. I am sure your friend will cherish it forever.