Friday, 18 April 2014

it's birthday time again!

Both my children have their birthdays very soon, and they are only 3 days apart!
Over the years, I have ended up organising gifts & party plans over the Easter break. But of course now-a-days, they don't need their mum in quite the same way, nor do they need me to top up with socks & warm winter thermals.
So this year they are both getting -you guessed it- a quilt each!
Today I've been busy getting the bindings made & sewn on.  I plan to do the hand stitching in the next couple of evenings. A few people in our Monday Modern quilt group have been machine sewing their bindings down (both sides), & say it's much easier, but I have not personally tried this yet.

After much indecision
I settled on a fabric that's as old as the antique blocks for Peter's quilt
and echoes the machine quilting done by Annette.

And for Raegan's quilt, I'm using a solid orangey/brown fabric 
which really picks out the warm colours in the all the assorted squares.
Her quilt is quilted in a "circular bubbles" pattern, again by Annette.

See earlier blogs for more about both of these quilts if you are interested
For quilting info see Wild Cotton Ltd Annette de Raat   
Happy Easter!


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