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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"A very bright quilt, Jacob's Birthday and some sewing."

Hello,

I thought I should get back to blogging. Took a little rest from it. Read lots of books instead of browsing the net. Plus I did a little sewing.


 We recently celebrated our Grandson's first Birthday. It was a fun day watching Jacob delicately open his presents. Each present was different which was lucky. I am sure he would have been happy with the paper and packaging let alone the presents inside.


Back in November last year I had joined up a packet of squares that I had bought back in January 2012 from Good Sammy's. I paid $5.00 for the packet of over 600 squares which originally came from a patchwork shop in Queensland. I did have grand plans of hand quilting it for a Christmas present but unfortunately time got away from me.


 I did plan to make the quilt a bit bigger but found out my fabric for the border would have to be cut up into pieces, something I didn't want so the next plan went into play. I had already cut out a few of my own squares to make it bigger so I had to un-pick a bit and with the extra squares I used a cotton reel and traced around it, put some sticky stuff on the back and threw them on the quilt. Where they landed was where they were sewn on.


 I then machine quilted it on my embroidery machine. This was a huge task for me but I am so happy with the end result. The quilt measures 48 by 63 inches.


Once again I used the heart design, this time a bigger one shrunk a little to fit into the 5 by 7 inch hoop. I used Gutermann 100% cotton colour number 2833 for the thread.


 The backing was some more of the Peace/Love fabric, nearly finished that fabric, it seems to go on forever.

This quilt will match this one I made back in 2012.


 A total of three quilts this year have been machine quilted on my embroidery machine, super pleased with how they have turned out.


The only other sewing I have done is three pairs of PJ shorts for Jacob and two tops which are way too small. I won't be using this top pattern again.

Would love to hear how your day is going.

Happy days.
Bev C

22 comments:

Christine M said...

How cute is Jacob's cake! Your quilt looks great, Bev. xx

Clare - Aimetu said...

Happy Birthday to Jacob :-) nice to see you blogging, lovely quilting. Did you see my post with my Mum's quilts in? http://aimetu-clare.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/quilts-and-frog.html

Cheryll said...

What a wonderful cake for Jacob.
Your quilt is fantastic too Bev.
Well done !

marina said...

wow that is a lot of blocks to sew to gether. It looks fantastic and well done with your quilting!
Love jacob's cake, it's so cute.

Lin said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Bev - a great finish and I love Jacob's cake! xx

shez said...

Hi Bev love Jacabs. Cake it's so cute,love your quilt ,well done on all your finishes xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy 1st Birthday to Jacob x well done on your sewing and chill out time.

Anthea said...

oh, I'm sure your sweet little man loved his special day...
the quilt looks great Bev - you always find the most amazing bargains in 2nd hand shops! well done!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Jacob! : ) Wow, one years old. That went fast. What an adorable cake.

That is a wonderful and bright quilt. Jut lovely and a lot of happy colors. What a great way to use up all those fabrics.

Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.
Blessings

Dolores said...

I have the exact same pattern. Love the bright quilt and I'm glad you finished it to your liking. Happy belated birthday to Jacob.

Kim said...

Jacob will spend many delightful moments looking at all those colourful squares, Bev. It is such a happy and colourful quilt; one can't help but smile when one looks at it. Love the quilting; it looks fantastic. Cute cake. Happy Birthday to your Jacob!

Lady Lilith said...

That quilt is really neat. I love all the colors.

Lady Lilith said...

That quilt is really neat. I love all the colors.

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday Jacob... #1 is such a great milestone!!! lovely square blocks quilt... fun that the fabrics are originally from this way!! you are doing so great getting finishes done...
Hugz

Julie said...

Gosh Bev, it only seems like yesterday little Jacob was born :-) Your quilt looks just beautiful, great work. That cake is awesome too !!

Terri said...

That cake is so adorable. Bet it was delicious! Wowza, that patchwork quilt is gorgeous! Well done!

Lynda said...

The quilt looks wonderful - I recognise some of the Jan Mullen fabrics from many years ago. Happy Birthday to your sweet Jacob. Funny how they all love the wrapping paper.

Karen S said...

Your quilt has worked out really well. Love that it is so bright!

Deb said...

Yes, I LOVE the very bright colorful quilt! And the cake is just perfect for a little boy! Looks like you've been busy during your non-blogging days. :)

KimM said...

Cute cake and LOVE the quilt!!! The colors are amazing.
xxx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great quilt Bev! I can't seem to get in to blogging regularly here...something always seems to happen!

Nat Palaskas said...

Hi Bev, you can see people is missing you. "Blogging for you", that how I'm feeling now! I see so many bloggers slipping away from blogland because they cannot keep up with it all. It's nice to get positive comments, but you don't want them turn into a second job! Love that bright quilt. Plan B is always good. Happy Birthday to Jacob!
Hugs Nat