Saturday, April 11, 2015

Finally back at the machine! Sunday Stash Report, Week 15!

Wow, it's been 10 weeks since I've been able to post a report!  The move is mostly done, still some totes to go through but I've been able to make a path in my new sewing room and do some sewing.  

My brother and his wife are finally grandparents, so I had to make a quilt for my grand-niece!  Little Eloise is finally here, and this weekend my daughter flew to Calgary to meet her so I had to finish off this quilt for her!


(I wish the picture was better, but it was late at night.)  The quilt police will have a field day but it is made with a mix of poly-cottons and laces and trim from my mother's sewing room, and these are scraps from the dresses and clothes my mom made all her granddaughters.  I backed it with minkee, which is another synthetic material, so it probably be quite durable and hardy for a baby.  I don't care what the "pros" say, the sentimental value of this little quilt is all that matters.


We great-aunties and gramma-friends are all referred to as Gramma ____ (name), so of course I had to use that name when signing the label, with a homage to my mom.  My daughter will explain it to my niece when she gets it to her.


(Still too yellow of a picture, but shows the laces and trim better)


I practiced my barely-adequate free-motion quilting skills and did a meander with a flower loop-de-loop.  Some of them looked like butterflies!

This quilt is my own design and I think I'm going to make a larger version as a summer quilt (maybe for me).

On to the stash report, still no purchases!

Added: 0 metres

Added Year to Date: 0 metres  
 
Used/Given away: 3.25 metres

 Used/Given away Year to Date: 15.25 metres
 
Added for 2015: -15.25 metres

Tomorrow, more work in the new Quilt Cave! Here's some gratuitous kidlet pictures! 


Mya, (5 1/2 months) on her first Easter, 


Zoey, (4 in June) and Alex (6 1/2) enjoying the first marshmallows of the year!

Linking with Judy's Stash Report at www.patchworktimes.com and Michelle's Let's Make Baby Quilts. 


5 comments:

  1. Such a sweet baby quilt. Eloise is going to love it. Looks very cuddly. She'll be fascinated by the laces and trims. Very good quilting too - much better than adequate. Mya is such a precious. Thanks for sharing, Terri

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  2. What a great quilt for the new one! Your quilting is wonderful. Luckily, butterflies go with flowers! LOL

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  3. I love the baby quilt! All the laces and trims are great additions! ~Melanie

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  4. I love the quilt and the sentimental value of the quilt. One of my favorites that I have made is one that was made when I first started making quilts. It was made with the leftover fabrics from family clothes. Most were poly blends.
    Such cute pictures of the kids!
    Terry

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