Saturday, June 13, 2009

YAY! I still know how to sew!


...or atleast, I can still sew like before :) I have finished my pink and orange 8two8 quilttop! I find it so intimidating to make a quilttop using the beautiful blocks made for me by my friends....but leaving them a UFO would be worse than messing them up....maybe!
Anyway, I added the strips of fabric in between the blocks to make the quilt a bit bigger, I didn't want regular sashing, I was afraid it would take away from the blocks. I love each and every one of these blocks...this quilt will be treasured! -if I ever dare quilt it, that is :)

I made a block for Beth for 8two8...I am a bit behind, I am making her a green and a purple block. So far all I have is the green block ;)
I have also made a simple quilt for the kids. They need something to keep them warm in the bike. So when Charles saw Barbapapa curtains, he bought them for the fabric....a sweetie with an eye for fabric! What more can I ask for?!
I quilted rows of hearts on this, they don't show up so well here, but look at this photo on Flickr, and you should be able to see them.
Viola chose the backing fabric, a vintage sheet I had in my stash. The girl has good taste, if you ask me....
The binding came from stash, and the batting is actually a fleece-blanket from IKEA ;)

I am planning to take you to my new job soon...yep, I am now employed. No more full-time studies for me for a while (dare I say never again?!). I feel very blessed, lucky and happy!!
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16 comments:

ladydi said...

I love your quilts! The pink and orange squares are beautiful, and I love that the squares were made by friends - such a lot of love went into it. That's a big commitment, but such a fun project. And what a great idea to make a quilt to keep the kids warm in the bike. You're a very good mom! I can't wait to hear about your job. :0)

Marie' said...

What a darling quilt top!

Jodie said...

hurray for no more study (at least for a while). Well done to have it all finally finished.

LauraJ said...

a man who sees curtains and thinks fabric?? That's a REAL keeper you got there!! Way to go on getting re-acquainted with your sewing machine! I can't wait to see how you quilt the 8two8 quilt!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations on the new job! Love you new quilt top - such bright, happy colours.

mathea said...

Congratulations on your new job! And on finishing the quilt top - I love the colours and the strips between add just the right touch to bring it all together.
And your Charles sounds like a real treasure - to see curtains and think "quilt" - what more can you ask for, indeed :-)

Suzanne said...

Wonderful news about your new job Tine, cant wait to hear about it.

Those quilts will keep your kids nice and warm and I just love the colours.

Messy Karen said...

love your pink & orange quilt. these quilting bees are so awesome. and addictive. congrats on the new job!

acereta said...

Beautiful pink&orange! I like your green block too! Green is my favourite color!

amandajean said...

i love how you put your blocks together in your quilt top! what a great idea!

Melanie said...

Congratulations Tine on finishing your studies. Your quilt is looking good. I love you idea of having a snuggly blanket on the bike. I've used fleece just as a backing on some quits as they are just right when needing to snuggle in cold weather.

Shellie said...

Congraulations!

The quilt top is soooo pretty - love the orange and pink!

:)S

Katy said...

it looks fantastic, I love your quilt top!!!

I am incredibly jealous of your barbapapa fabric, it's amazing!!!!

jacquie said...

employed and you have a great pink/orange quilt. life is good!!

anne from finland said...

Congratulations to you Tine! How are you and the family now? Have a nice summer!

schizophrenic said...

where can i buy the barbapapa fabric you used on one of your quilts? my friend's kid likes that show a lot and i would like to give it to her as a gift