Sunday, February 15, 2009

Rosez

Yes, Here I am, the ever elusive Bec! No, there aren't many pictures of me on the blog, infact you have to go back to May/June 2008 to find one! So here I am with with my aunt.


I have spent alot of hours this past week madly quilting a quilt I have named Rosez. It had a deadline. It had to be finished yesterday and I just got it completed in time.

This quilt has been in the planning for a number of months now for my aunts 60th, which she recently spent visiting family nearby. She is from TAS so it is a big trip up here to NSW for her and her husband. They live not too far from PrimTreasuresSarah actually.

They arrived before I had the binding stitched on and I finished this with them admiring my work. When I finished I started to show them the quilt and my aunt wanted a picture of the quilt, she admired it without seeing the whole thing. So, without speaking, I turned the quilt over and displayed the label where she read that it was a gift for her 60th birthday. If only I had my camera. She sat there with her hand over her open mouth, and tears were running down her cheeks. Words could not describe how she felt, to be given something homemade specially for her. She does beautiful croqueting (my mum does too) and I will show some of this in a few weeks.


I choose a lovely green print for the back of the quilt, and quilted in gold rasant thread. Such a gorgeous colour for quilting in. I was going to quilt circles but couldn't do it, then decided to quilt blocks but I decided to leave the quilt with the diagonals, thinking that it looked just right this way. None of the lines are meant to line up either.

By the way, can anyone spot the block that I quilted the wrong way?


Here is a close up of the quilting stitches.



Today I spent some more time working on baby quilts with the weeplay jelly roll I have. I am so excited, I am going to be able to get two quilts out of one roll!Just love these colours so much. The blue corner and thin border fabric is not from the "Weeplay" range but the earlier "Look'n'Learn" range; blends in well.


On a final note for the day, we are having homemade sweet'n'sour with rice for dinner tonight. Can't wait, I have been looking forward to this all week. Why all week? Because I work with a menu plan and it makes meals, shopping and cooking so much easier, econimcial and eliminates the 'no idea for dinner tonight' comments. I am not strict on the menu plan, meals get swapped about and sometimes replaced with something not in the plan but I work to the plan overall, in an informal way.

14 comments:

Deb said...

Bec, your Aunts quilt is beautiful. No wonder she cried, how special. It is a lovely gift

Isabella said...

Your aunt will get plenty use out of her lovely new quilt here in Tassie

Amanda said...

What a lovely quilt, I'm not surprised that your aunt was overcome. The applique detail really brings it to life. I'm interested in the herringbone stitch - did you use it as embellishment on all of the joins or just on a few of them?

jannimary said...

Your aunt's quilt is beautiful. She will cherish it. The simple quilting is all that was needed. I love the feather stitch over the seams. What a great idea - I might just try that.

Purpleflowerpatch said...

Just scrumptious, Bec!!

Kate said...

Nice to put a face to the name! The quilt looks fantastic, Im sure your aunt will cherish it for years to come.

Stephanie said...

How wonderful to give something you know is loved. I'm sure your aunt will treasure it forever. Beautiful colors and gorgeous stitching. Did you hand quilt?

MYRA said...

What a wonderful way for the quilt to be presented to your Aunt. Love it! The quilt is lovely! 8-)

Kerry said...

Well done Rebecca, your quilt looks lovely, great quilting. I am sure it has gone to a loving home, especailly if it is in Tassie.
Kerry

Stina said...

Bec...the quilt is lovely... love the rosez...:o)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Bec that is just so amazing..I really love it....gee you have done such a good job....

Roxie said...

Beautiful work!

Gina said...

The quilt is beautiful and what a great way of surprising your aunt.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

2ne said...

The quilt is beautiful, have a creative day