Wednesday, 7 January 2009

First finish for 2009 (161)

It's been a bit of a rush, but I've finished the quillow for my niece's birthday on the 10th. I've used Moda's Urban Chicks range. I've not got a picture of the complete quilt because it's so gloomy here that I just can't get a photograph that doesn't look completely washed out and most unattractive, but the picture of the quilt folded into its pocket gives you a very good idea of what it looks like - I've used a combination of broken dishes blocks, rail fence and plain blocks.
From January 2009 04/01/2009 09:39

And here's the card I've made
From January 2009 04/01/2009 09:39
- I had great fun rootling about in all my piled up boxes and baskets which have been moved into the spare bedroom whilst we decorate, I can't find anything easily.

14 comments:

Mary said...

Lovely colors for the quillow! And the card is just adorable!

maria said...

The quilt looks lovley and I adore the card!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oooo! FUN COLORS! I love those green-dotty fabics for girls! Congrats on your first 09 finish :0) Here's to 51 more!!!!! (giggle)... Right? 52/year should be manageable since you're retired-n-all :0)
Happy Wednesday

Clare said...

Lovely fabrics. I like the gingham. I love the picture of Christopher in decorating mode.

Amelia said...

You are such a talented lady!

Anita said...

Very pretty quilt and the card is a one of a kind collectible.

Simone de Klerk said...

You have a very lucky niece! It looks beautiful. And I love the card too.

Quilt Pixie said...

I"m sure it'll be well loved -- both the card and quilt look great. I'd love to see the whole quilt at some point if the sun would cooperate :-)

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Amanda! Wow! What great colours in your quillow - I'm sure your niece will love it! And I've popped you on the list as having one finish in our challenge - well done! Had a giggle at your wallpapering escapades on the previous post, too!! That's why we PAINT!! :0) Still off the air, so catching up with people via blog comments only - very frustrating!! Hope you're having a great day! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Gina said...

love the fabrics you've used. the card is fabulous

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Kay said...

The card is beautiful and I love the quillow. I have a friend who made a couple for us decades ago and we used it until it ripped in several places. I kept patching it and trying my best to keep it together. It's just the most convenient, wonderful thing to have in your living room or anywhere. I had friends who would come and visit and know to just open it up and use it in winter because our house was a bit cool. I love your quillow!

Tracey said...

You are having a great start to new year,
Take care, oh i tagged you,


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Karen said...

Kids love the quilts that fold into a pocket. Good choice of fabrics.
I didn't know that you make cards. I have made notecards before but nothing like you have done.

Candace said...

Amanda, the quillow is beautiful, I'm sure it will be a favorite gift, and the card is very special.
I love how your room is looking, it's going to be such a nice place to work in.