Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sunday At HibiscusHQ

There is a first time for everything...
these words ended my previous post, & now I will show you what those words mean...

In February, whilst going through my magazine tear-outs & such like, mr12 saw something he very much liked the look of... and asked me to make it for him. "Sure, it will take a while, but yes, why not" said I.

Oh goodness, that was rather ambitious of me to agree so readily, main reason being that I had never made a QUILT before. However, not to be beaten on the issue, I reminded myself that I am all about learning & challenging myself, so off I set to get the fabrics, & make a start.

The top for this quilt featured in one my earliest blog posts, & has sat quietly, just waiting for me to develop the confidence & knowledge to progress it. Confidence & a little knowledge acquired, all that was left was to dive in & DO IT!!
Of course the site manager was working too, making sure of quality control & snuggle factor.


Golly it was hard work... my knees & back were complaining very loudly, with all that pinning. But now it is ready to sew. And thanks to some great advice from my bloggy friend Suzi, I think I will do an OK job of it... THIS WILL BE MY FIRST EVER QUILT!
It will be a nice distraction to work on while my daughters both have exams, and I will have one very happy mr12 when it's all done.... he's calling it The Man Quilt... very apt, don't you think?
(hopefully he will still be 12 when it's finished, LOL!)
~Wishing You All A Wonderful Week~

12 comments:

sunny said...

Mr12 has very good taste - I love your fabrics. and what an adorable site Manager.

Maria said...

I second what Sunny said and also have fun quilting...

Susan said...

Great choice in fabrics. This quilt is going to look really good - Mr 12 is a lucky boy. What is it with pets and quilts? Your site manager is very cute.

Melody said...

Your site manager looks very sweet and your son has great taste. Well done on making what I'm sure will be the first of many beautiful quilts.

Jeanette said...

Good on you Andrea. The quilt looks great. Hugs,

Cheryll said...

It will be WonDeRFuL! How special is he feeling getting the FIRST ever quilt! WooHoo!
You go GiRL! :)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

You are doing a great job, Anthea....yes it looks very manly...sort of nautical look also.. You go Girl!

Charlie and Wendy said...

The quilt looks great, perfect for a masculine quilt. Well done!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You can and you will...cause you are amazing...love the fabric, and your helper...

Teri said...

Love the quilt.....you are doing a wonderful job.....much better than my first quilt....what's the name of the fabric....it is very cool...perfect for Mr 12.....

Sandi said...

Great first time quilt Anthea, but I bet its not the last, its only the begining....

suzitee said...

Oh Anthea...I LOVE it! Such a perfect quilt for a young man. It looks so snuggly! Best of luck with the quilting...I KNOW you can do it, you clever girl ;)

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