Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pinks and Purples from Grammy to Madeline...

I still love this fabric I posted about a couple of weeks ago that I used to make Madeline a little quilt. The pinks and purples are definately her favourite colours.

I cut squares and sewed them into 9 square blocks....

and appliqued a flower on some of the blocks...

then sewed them together .....

and finally sewed strips around the quilt....

I think she'll love the colours. This is her birthday present so I have until July to finish it. I'm going to put it aside for a bit and finish it off closer to her birthday.

Fabricland has some cute buttons in these colours so I may have to go and buy some and sew one on the centre of each flower.

There was even time to make a sausage pillowcase for Madeline. Its called a sausage pillowcase because of the way its sewn. There are no sew seams showing at the cuff of the pillowcase. The first time I made a pair I posted about it HERE . This pillowcase has butterflies in the same colours as the quilt which also has some butterflies. I'm going to make some other little pretties for her bed with the leftover fabrics. Its so fun working with pretty fabrics...


Its a nice bright evening and I'm off for a walk before dinner. During the walk I'll think of my game plan....what pretties will I make next?.... Have a pretty wonderful day... Judi xoxo

8 comments:

Marilyn said...

The quilt is so pretty and I love the flowers. The pillow with butterflies is great for a little girl. She will love them all. I can't wait to hear what you came up with on your walk.

Libby said...

I love that quilt and the pillowcase! I think that floral focus fabric in the quilt has to be one of my favorite fabrics! It's beautiful and you have done a lovely job showing it!
Enjoy your walk!

Theresa said...

What a sweet quilt! Great job on the squares and adding the flowers, perfect! Madeline is going to love it!

I can't wait to see what you make next! LOVE quilts, reminds me of my Mama:) Have a blessed evening dear Judi! HUGS!

Julie said...

Your quilt and pillowcase are so pretty! I think it is so nice to have the time to work on it over time...new ideas pop in your head...the buttons will be a cute addition!!! Madeline is so lucky to have a grandma like you!!!
Can't wait to see what the new game plan will be!!! Is your Mom going to go see the last shuttle launch tomorow???

Shelia said...

Hi Judi! Oh, the quilt is just lovely! I really like how you put the little appliqued flower on some squares. Those little buttons will be so cute too.
You are just the best grandma!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lindsay-ann said...

The quilt is gorgeous. I think the buttons in the middle of the flowers will finish it off perfectly. She is going to love it and I'm sure she will treasure it forever.
Have a great weekend.
Lindsay
x

bj said...

oops, I just posted a comment and it disappeared...?? ANYway..
your quilt is just beautiful.
You did a great job on colors. I often think the success of a quilt is the colors chosen. I LOVE 9 patch quilts..so old fashioned and charming.
hugs, bj

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Judi, the quilt turned out lovely! I think that's a great idea about putting buttons in the middle of the flowers!