Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Flaunt

This is a fabulous little pattern I bought from Kate at  http://www.sewarmadillo.com.au/ 
It is a Cozy Quilts pattern and so quick but effective!
The reason for me needing to make it was sad... one of our ex students is dying from cancer, and our school community have rallied to help the family out due to massive bills they have been trying to deal with. This quilt was my contribution, and I am pleased to say it fetched a great amount in the silent auction amongst staff.
It has also gone to a great home.
The backing is shown below.... I wanted to make it reversible, or at least not totally boring on the back. Chris at Edge to Edge quilting donated the backing and quilted it for me very quickly and for a very reasonable price... she and Sandra always do a lovely job.

I should have posted these photos ages ago... this is the completed 'Hanging Garden' quilt I showed you a while ago, another Cozy Quilts pattern from Kate. It looked so great in our newly painted bedroom (originally two tone pink!) that I have now made a bigger size out of oriental fabrics for us which I'll show you when it is finished..





I'm hoping to bind it over the weekend (as well as finally complete Steven's "Murrumbigee dreaming" quilt which I finished hand quilting at 1am :-) )
Did you notice the Old English Sheepdog in the photo? His name is Gruff, and Steven gave him to me on my birthday way back in 1981.... he is a very special friend. Do you have a special friend like him that you treasure?

6 comments:

Munaiba said...

Your quilts look really lovely. Well done!

cinzia said...

love both quilts.. would like to see the one on the bed in a clearer shot though

Al said...

Good point, Cinzia... i've added a second photo that gives better detail.

Linda said...

That "Hanging Gardens" quilt is really beautiful, Al! I love the design, and your color choices are marvelous. It looks great on your bed.

Julie said...

Your work is just fabulous Al. I love the black white and red, it looks stunning! As for your sheep dog, I don't have a special friend like him, although when younger had a collection of stuffed animals, unfortunately allergies meant they had to go when they got too dusty to live with!

ozjane said...

Lovely quilts......thank you for showing us