Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Two Very Special Quilts... How Did I Miss Blogging Them??!

So this morning, I've been emailing with my buddy Maria... & amongst our conversation, she mentioned that she'd not seen pics of the quilts I made for my daughters when they turned 21, in late 2015.

 Well, snooker me, I really thought I had shared them here & also emailed some to Maria... but clearly haven't done either of those things!
Turns out, I'd written up a post, but somehow just not hit 'Publish' & it got lost in the list of all my blog posts. How I managed not to notice, I have no idea😕😕😕

Anyway, I've done a quick edit & will make sure I press that 'Publish' button.
My daughters turned 21 in the October of 2015... early in that year, I asked them if they would like me to make them a quilt for their gift, & they both said a happy "YES".

My idea was that they could choose their fabrics & design, but not see anything else of it until their Birthdays. Within a couple of weeks they both had decided what they wanted, & an epic order had been placed with Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Some of you may recall that 2015 was a really difficult one for my family, & for most of the year I had nowhere to sew... bad timing to commit to making two birthday quilts! But somehow or other, I muddled through... snatched time here & there for sewing sessions... and eventually ended up with these:

 That's me hugging the quilts!
I just love a shot of a rolled up quilt, don't you?!


Here's some details:
For DD-C, her quilt is made with Bonnie & Camille 'Miss Kate' range... I wasn't convinced that her idea for the navy sashing would work out, but it turned out rather well I think. This is a great pattern & I can definitely see myself using it again.
The quilt for DD-Y is made with Kate Spain 'Horizon'... she quite liked the look of a quilt I'd made for myself & wanted the same layout... again, a great pattern & can be made to any size option & theme.

Despite life's efforts to thwart me, I got the quilts finished - fully finished - a whole 2 weeks before the birthdays. And happily, the girls were thrilled. Plus, happily-ier for me, there's a bit of leftovers from both, so I have goodies to play with.

 They both chose fabrics from designers I just love (no I didn't influence them!)... I can tell you, it made the sewing so much easier during those difficult months. Both quilts have plenty of overhang for a single bed. Even now, over a year later, it still makes me smile when I walk past their rooms & see the quilts variously folded, scrunched, laid out, rolled, draped, loved & used.

Thank you for dropping by & tolerating my reminiscing ... I'm loving these quilts all over again now!

21 comments:

Maria said...

WOW Anthea... they are sew different but I love both quilts... can see why both the girls loved them too...
Thank you for finally sharing....LOL..

Michelle Ridgway said...

How lovely they are and uniquely their own....beautiful job Mum x

kiwikid said...

Well done you!! They are both beautiful quilts!!

Lin said...

Two beautiful quilts - lucky girls. xx

Janice said...

Such beautiful quilts and such different choices of colour and design. It was very special that you were able to achieve the finishes in time.

Kate said...

Beautiful quilts, Anthea.

Susan said...

Both lovely - so glad you have posted this.

Raewyn said...

Of course your girls were delighted - the quilts are gorgeous -well done on making them that year and good on you for finally posting them! Nice to hear that they are standing the test of time too and they are still loved!

Helen said...

Two beautiful finishes they look great !!

sunny said...

Well it's about time! LOL! They're both lovely. Never pass up an opportunity to sew with some of your favorite fabrics.

Fiona said...

Fabulous quilts..... well done and of course they were thrilled...
Hugz

Wendy said...

Both are beautiful quilts Anthea! Lovely choice of colors for both of them.

Christine said...

They are such beautiful quilts! Well done doing two at once.

Kaylee said...

The quilts are both really lovely Anthea. "Miss Kate" Bonnie & Camille is definitely one of my favourites. I have a layer cake and other pieces of this range of fabric put away to make a quilt for my Kate in the future.....

marina said...

Beautiful quilts glad you found the post with the pics.

Lisa V said...

They are both gorgeous, and i'm sure they will be treasured.

Jeanette said...

Both quilts are beautiful. Hugs,xx

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Beautiful work.
I'm reminded of my quilting days... and you've got me thinking of that unfinished quilt high on a closet shelf. I must return here for another visit, for sure your posts can play a role in transforming my thinking to inspiration to doing!

Merry piecing and quilting!

Kaisievic said...

Two sensational quilts - I bet that the girls were thrilled!

Brigitte said...

Such a great job. Both quilts and gorgeous.

Renee said...

What wonderful quilts! You do such beautiful work.

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