Fun in my fabric world....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Well, I went to my room...

 Quiet long weekends...add a dash of rain to stop lawn mowing and you have the perfect recipe for a bit of stitching! There has not been a lot of fabric play lately, so that is just what I did today!
Finished this months Le Petite quilt, Brocante. Fairly unoriginal this time and made it in Pom Pom de Paris the same as the cover pic. But I thought the fabric is perfect for Mum and the pattern was cute. Whilst I am happy with the finished top, it was probably my least favourite as I stitched it up...don't know why really...perhaps I just loved Endless Summer last month SO much, and the fabrics are not to my current taste...anyway, I think Mum will love it. I have a lap quilt planned for her in these fabrics too...obviously she doesn't read my blog!
To add some cheer to a dull day I started playing with some fabrics I love to make something that looks very different to the original model. Still have a bit of applique today so will be a little while before I reveal it...a hint...it is an Anni Downs pattern I bought at Nundle. Hmmm?
Better go...these books are telling me I have an assignment that needs attention!
Cardygirl xx

23 comments:

Janice said...

Your Mum should love your latest creation. Don't study too hard.

Kathie said...

I bet your Mom will love that quilt.
that happens to me to sometimes I make a quilt thinking I am going to love it and then when its done I have no attachment to it, makes it easier to give it away!
good luck studying
Kathie

Quilt Kitty said...

Lucky mum - it's beautiful! Doesn't it make the going harder to sew in fabrics not your favourites. I am determined to use up some stash but so many are no longer to my taste. Perservering as I know the end result will be great regardless - then I can buy new fabric. Tracee xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your mum's quilt is lovely Cardy.....????wonder what you are making...????....have fun with the assignment..

Chookyblue...... said...

is it the bag I made that your making..........liking your mum's quilt.....goodluck with the assignment.......

Cathy said...

Gorgeous finish, lucky Mum! Have fun with those beautiful fabrics, don't let them distract you too much!!! xo

Carolien said...

Although it's not exactly what you like, I think it's a very charming quilt. Lucky mom indeed!

Have a nice day & greetings, Carolien

suzitee said...

Oooh it's very pretty! Our attachment to quilts is a funny thing...sometimes they grow on you, and some are just destined to give away :)
Don't study too hard!

Pauline said...

I think that quilt is so beautiful cardy..your mother will love it..if not..I like it..hahahahha
have a great week

Fiesta said...

Beautiful quilt Alison. your mom will love it.

Stephanie said...

We really can play favorites with our projects! I think it's quite soft and pretty. Love the fabric photo of whatever your future project is.

Too many eggs said...

Your Brocante looks lovely, your mum is going to be very lucky....
looking forward to seeing the new life you will breathe into the fabrics

Farmyard Crafts said...

Lucky she's not so computer savvy!! ;) I will hedge a bet that you're making that tri-fold sewing wallet!

Cheryl said...

Your mom is going to love that quilt!! And can't wait to see what you are making...loving the rick rack and pretty fabrics.

Shiralee Stitches said...

Lovely quilt....beautiful fabric. You're not making that lovely bag are you ????

Lori said...

That's a nice quilt and so thoughtful to think of your mum while making it.

It looks like you have a fun project up your sleeve!

Maree: said...

I Just recieved some fat 1/4 of Pom Pom de Paris...it is so Pretty & I'm sure Your Mum will Love this Quilt....
Good Luck with the Assignment..
cheers

LuAnn said...

I love the quilt and so will your Mom. The fabrics are really pretty.

Chocolate Cat said...

Well it may not be your favorite but I love it and I know your Mum will too! If I needed any more fabric (and I don't) Pom Pom de Paris would be my choice at the moment!

Linda said...

Congratulations on completing Brocante!! It's gorgeous! I almost made mine in Pom Pom too! It was so tempting because it looks so pretty in that pattern. Your mum will love it!

Carole said...

You're mum's quilt turned out lovely! It's so nice to have a finish! Hope your assignment is going well! Cheers!

Bec said...

Gorgeous peek at your H&P project! Love the small quilt/table topper you are making for your mum, just beautiful! The books look like a lot of work...though it will be satisfying in the long run.

Corrie said...

Congrats on finishing Brocante - your mum will love it. Gotta love american jane!