Sunday, March 27, 2011

Olivia's quilt finished for her birthday

My one and only granddaughter whose name is Olivia received her quilt on her birthday last week.  Yay, I wasn't late .. again!! This was a quilt as you go class with Sandra Kennington that I went too last year.  Some of the fabrics are from the Olivia the Pig range (there are several books about Olivia).  It was really easy to do and quite effective.  The binding fabric is the same as on the wallhanging.  OLIVIA.
 This is the back of the quilt.  You can see the Olivia fabrics here.  I guess it's reversible! 

I was going to make it a quillow but as usual I stuffed up the measurements so on the night before I made this into a wallhanging to put in her bedroom.

And what do you hang it on at the last minute.  Why, knitting needles that I haven't used for donkey's years...hehehe

I even had a go at free motion quilting and sewed wonky hearts all around the pigs... There were a few 'oops' neatly covered by buttons but I was amazed how well I did for the first time.

During the week I had a play with scraps pieces to make something for a friend.  I sewed them on throush batting and backing and then made a few rows of fancy stitches in metallic threads.  Not sure what I"ll do now but I love the colours.
And now that I've caught up with a few blogs this morning I have to Move My Butt and get back to my sewing.  Have a great day everyone and I will make an effort to blog more often.  Thanks for your emails.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

I love the fabulous quilt you made for Olivia.
The fabrics are just gorgeous especially the dear little piggies.
What a wonderful gift for her to be able to treasure, and the wallhanging too for her bedroom.

Hope that you are having a good weekend, can't believe it is Sunday 5pm! where did the weekend go?
Happy week ahead

Barb said...

Ohhhhh love those colors too...and your quilt....