Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lilybugs quilt

Would you believe that there are bloggers out there that had quilts already made in January!
I make little things for my home but a quilt??
I just don't have the stamina to come home after working with kids and sitting by my sewing machine. That is so hard for me.
So I really just machine sew once a week. It is either Friday night with a few drinks in hand to keep me motivated or Sunday in between laundry, gardening and cooking a few meals for the week.
During the week I basically hand stitch.
So I will not get the quilts I want done as fast as I would like.
With that in perspective I started working on my Lilybug's quilt early this year. For those who don't know, Lily is my precious granddaughter and every year I make her a quilt. Her birthday is in October but because I do get distracted I wanted to make hers first.
So here it is ready to be sandwiched. I used Nannette's pattern which is a fun pattern to use because she has an adult size quilt and a child size one which was perfect for my Lilybug.
I was gong to hand applique these but honestly I wanted it to be more durable for her .
I used several designer fabrics from my stash so no new purchase here.
Actually the second pink border was the first fabric I ever purchased from the Fat Quarter Shop 3 years ago and just opened it up!
Now that I like this so much, if I can stay focused , I would like to make her some matching throw pillows and maybe a wall hanging with her name.
You guys know I love ideas!


CindyCrochets said...

The people that have finished quilts already this year has more time than I do. I don't think I have sewed but a few days this year. I pieced a wall hanging and that is it. Lilly's quilt is going to be so pretty. A matching wallhanging and throw pillows would a great touch.

Living on the Spit said...

I am right there with ya on the time issue...working 10 hours a day and then coming home...I am in bed and crashed out by 9pm.

Here's an idea for some cute art work. Find some cute scrapping paper and cute out out some dresses and frame them.

Pat said...

Very nice...I'm sure she will just LOVE this "girly" quilt.

Jean said...

This quilt is adorable! She will love it. Are you sure you can wait til Oct to give it to her?

Christina said...

That is so cute, I love the bright colores. Hand sewing is one of my favorites too.

Yvette said...

I hear ya! I usually sew at my machine on Friday evenings and Sunday's between errands. Saturday's are spent doing laundry, cleaning house, washing cars and doing yard work. We really need another day in our weekends. I get my hand sewing done at work on my lunch hour and some nights.

Lynn said...

I have to make one of these - everytime I see this pattern - I keep thinking - "go ahead - buy it".
Yours turned out so cute.

quiltteacher said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I live in Winston Salem. If you are ever in the area stop by the shop "Sew Original" The blocks around the Magnola Manor center block were Civil War paper pieced blocks and the othe floral blocks are from Aunt Millie's Garden.obals

sMC said...

oh I love your bright fresh clean colours. nice grandmother will you teach Lilly to quilt.

Eileen said...

Wow Betsy.. you really got that made quick! And it is beautiful. I can't wait till Nanette sees it. Are you going to machine quilt it?

I bet you had fun opening that new fabric. I don't think I could ever keep a piece that long without using at least a little bit of it!

Debbie said...

what a great quilt!!!

The Quilting Pirate said...

You still amaze me!! You always have something to post and share with us! :)

I make the effort every morning, once the kids get on the bus to sit down for 10 minutes and just stitch on the machine. Nothing challenging, just straight sewing. I was getting my DJ blocks done this way, but been working on other things lately.

I can't imagine finishing a quilt already---though I have two to pick up from my longarmer, but both tops were done last year.

Love Lilly's quilt!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh it is so beautiful. I love it. It is turning out so amazing. Good for you. I'm so proud of you.