Saturday, 8 November 2008

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I've finished my father-in-law's quilt in record time. We're going over to visit him this afternoon, so I wanted to be able to take it with me. I hope he likes it, and that he actually uses it. It's a good size to snuggle in, but big enough to use on the bed as well. The fabric is Moda's Cranberry Wishes, and the pattern is Pandora's Box from the Jelly Roll Quilts book. I've kept the quilting simple, just straight lines around each block and round the centre block, and diagonals across each four patch block, and zig-zags in the border. The colours don't show up well in this photograph because it's such a dull rainy day here and I had to use flash, but you get the general idea.

It occurs to me that I haven't shared a picture of the project I did for Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap. I sent it off a few weeks ago since we were expecting to move and wanted to get it out of the house before it got lost. Kate (at Stitched With Love) has already received it, and opened it! So here it is. It's about 2 foot square, and was great fun to do. Sadly, I seem to have mislaid the pattern book, but it has a wall hanging for each month of the year and perhaps I might get to make a few more of them next year

16 comments:

Gina said...

Love the quilts. What a great Christmas quilt. No wonder Kate was so happy with it.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

StockdaleJo said...

Love your FIL's quilt.. Such great colours for a man. Bet he will love it to bits.

Amelia said...

Your FIL is sure to enjoy the very pretty quilt. Such lovely colors...

Christmas will be here before we know it...so the wall hanging can soon go up. It looks so colorful.

Have a great weekend...

Tracey said...

Hi Amanda,

Your FIL will adore this quilt you have done for him, Its wonderful,

Love the xmas santa swap too, great stitching,

Have a great afternoon,
Take care

scraphappy said...

I just love the jellyroll quilt. I enjoy making scrap quilts, but every once in a while I see a perfectly matched and coordinated quilt from a line of fabric and think wow, I should make more like that! I have a jelly roll I bought ages ago, and you may have just inspired me to pull it out. Thanks!

julia said...

The quilt turned yout beautifully - I'm sure your FIL will love it!
Hugs, Julia

P.S.: I'm so sorry that you've got problems with your house selling...some people are just...mean!

Jeanne said...

Your FIL will be thrilled with his quilt. It looks very masculine and comfy. Love the quilt you made for Kate. Great finishes!

Gretchen said...

I love your quilts, especially the Pandora's Box (you know that's my favorite book!). It looks fabulous in Kansas Troubles fabric and I am sure your father-in-law will love it!

Rhonda said...

What a great quilt for your father-in-law. That pattern looks fairly easy and quick. The Christmas quilt looks great. Your secret pal, I'm sure was very happy with it. Take care.

Anita said...

Your father-in-law is a lucky man. His quilt and your SSCS gift are both very nice. Anyone would be lucky to have either one or both of them. Off to get another customer quilt done.

Brenda said...

Wonderful quilt, they make much better snuggle quilts when they are larger! Your wall hanging is great. Good luck locating the pattern; they mysteriously disappear and reappear. At least at my house. Hee Hee.

Candace said...

I'll bet your FIL loved his new quilt. It should keep him warmed and loved. The little quilt is adorable, so Christmasy.

Tanya said...

I love your father-in-law's quilt. The colors are so nice for a man and they are warm looking too! I hope he'll stay warm in body and soul with this gift of love from you. Too bad about your house problems. I hope you don't let it mess up your outlook altogether.

maria said...

Hi,I love your father-in-law's quilt. I agree, I hope he uses it.
I've just read about your house sale falling through. I'm so sorry,I can't believe how people can be so selfish. It is nearly two years since we moved and I remember what a stressful time it was. You will just have to buy more fabric and do some sewing to cheer yourself up.

Rhonda said...

Panora's Box is wonderful....lovely colors and looks so cozy. I'm sure your father-in-law would love it.
Cute Christmas wallhanging... I guessed Kate couldn't wait till Christmas to open the package. lol

Mary said...

Wonderful masculine quilt Amanda, your FIL must be so happy. And the Christmas wallhanging is beautiful great job!