Monday, July 25, 2011


The quilt is 98 inches square and I had to split the wide backing to make it big enough to quilt so I added some leftover pieces of fabric to make the right size and was pleased at how it looked. My friend Dawn quilted the centre on her quilting machine and then I straight stitched around the borders.

Close up of the sawtooth blocks used.

I made this quilt for my eldest daughter Megan and hubby Mark for a going away gift. Mark was promoted and they are moving to Richmond air base NSW in 3 days. I am happy for his promotion but sad as my girls will now be living 16 hours away by road and I wont be able to do crafty things with them as often as I do now. Guess I will be getting lots of frequent flyer points now. I made pillow cases to go with it and was very pleased with the final look. Megan was blown away by the gift and Marks reaction.. Oh another blanket, men have no idea do they. Little Brooke said ..It`s wonderful Nan and Jade thought it was lovely and now Mum could have a nice bed like Nanny.

These are the little bags I made for our twin GD`s for their 3rd birthday and they were thrilled with them even though they wore them as backpacks. I guess I will be making backpacks for Xmas.
I was making book covers for gifts for my DD to give to the GD`s teachers as they are leaving the state, the girls asked me if they could have one as well. So being a good Nan I have made them one each and added their names and used fabrics that they asked for. I am pleased with them and hope Jade and Brooke will like them.
i put the pi


Oops-Lah said...

You have indeed been busy lately. I love your star quilt; it's gorgeous and I'm sure your daughter will love it too. Cute bags and book covers.

Marilyn said...

You are amazing. We dont hear from you for a while then up you pop with all these super finishes. The quilt is so beautiful - I could easily have one of those in my house. The little GD's have chosen well for their book covers, and I am sure they will be thrilled.

Vicki ♥ said...

That is one awesome quilt Judy :) It has turned out really wonder Dawn said it was absolutely beautiful. Hugs Vicki x

Jill said...

Beautiful quilt design and colours. Welcome back - nice to see your post again. Jillx

Sue SA said...

Wow what a huge quilt, well done its beautiful! It is so nice that your GD'd have some nice handmade things to take with them to their new home. And on the plus side you could make next years visit coincide with the Sydney quilt show!!! Happy quilting Sue SA.

Khris said...

They turned out well Jude...well done...hugs Khris