Thursday, 21 August 2008

Handbags and shoes (102)

DH's assistant, who has worked with him for 10 years, is moving on to another job, so I thought I'd like to make her a small present. It all happened rather suddenly, so I haven't had much time. Luckily, this little wall hanging went together like a dream. She's very fond of shoes and handbags, so this seemed appropriate. My new (well, I guess it's not quite so new now) machine made this so easy; machine applique no problem and a lovely range of embroidery stitches to choose from for the quilting. I just hope that she likes purple!
I had an extra handbag which I was able to put on the back for a label.

Now it's back to my Simple Pleasures quilt, which was my Olympics project. The stitcheries are done, the four patch square in a square blocks are made, so it's time to assemble it and add the borders, then decide on how best to quilt it. All being well I should be putting the finishing touches to it during the Closing Ceremony.

I've been delighted with the number of people who have commented on my 100th post - several people I've not met before, so new blogs to read. I'll keep it open until noon GMT on Friday, then pick a winner. Isn't it exciting!

12 comments:

tracey said...

I am sure she will love it Amanda, i know i would, It would have to be a pink one if it was for Savannah, What a wonderfull gift.

Amelia said...

So cute...I am sure she will love it. All of the stitching just added to the appeal.

amelia

scraphappy said...

I love your new wall hanging. The stitching details are adorable, especially the little row of peal on the shoe. So cute.

Candace said...

It is adorable, she'll love it. I love purple, so it's hard for me to imagine that anyone wouldn't.

Quilt Pixie said...

what a cute littel pattern. I love the little ribons and roses on the corners of the handbags...

Julia said...

Gorgeous!
She'll love it!
I love the stitches your machine does, and it really finishes the whole quilt off beautifully.
Julia

Barb on cape cod said...

That is an adorable quilt! I love it, Barb from oceanwavesquilts!

Lynn said...

That wall hanging is terrific. I love the colors. Was this a pattern?

Catherine said...

What an adorable gift -- can't imagine anyone not loving it!

Gina said...

What a great wallhanging. I'm sure she'll love it

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Lori said...

I think any girl would love it!

Tanya said...

Your handbag and shoe quilt is lovely! Wow, and your machine applique does beautiful work doesn't it. Even embroidery! I don't think I'd be able to leave that machine alone for very many hours of the day.