Friday, 16 October 2009

Almost Gordon

This quilt was started as a leader and ender project and was planned to be Lynette Anderson's Gordon Bear quilt - I'd won the pattern in her giveaway. But then a few weeks ago, when I wasn't feeling on top form, I just needed something that I could sit at the machine and sew. I also wanted something not too large to take to yoga classes. So I finished the bears paw blocks, added some sashing and a border and called it done.

The whole thing was made of scraps, including the backing. The sashing was material I'd bought to make a dress, but when it was finished it looked like a nurse's dress. It looks much better in the quilt.

I made these fabric boxes for the bathroom. I used a pattern in Tonne Finnager's book 'Sew Sunny Homestyle' but found the instructions almost impossible to follow, so ended up making it up as I went along.



















9 comments:

Amelia said...

Such lovely pieces you created. The quilt looks great - you succeeded in making the boxes even without the instructions. Quite a smart lady!

Anita said...

Very cheerful looking bags. The quilt is beautiful as well. Amazing how much you can get done a little at a time.

Kay said...

My goodness, Amanda. You make the most beautiful things out of scraps. Wow!

anne bebbington said...

I love this bear paw quilt - so wonderfully scrappy and to be honest beautiful without the addition of any bears :o)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love your bear paw quilt...so pretty and a great use for scraps!!

Gina said...

Love the quilt and those little bags/boxes are great

Love and hugs Gina xxx

scraphappy said...

What a pretty quilt. The "scraps" all play brilliantly together. The little boxes are cute too. I've been gone lately, but glad to hear that you are starting to feel better.

Kristie said...

That quilt is very pretty! I love the fabrics that you used!
Kristie

Mistea said...

Beautiful Quilt and too think it is all from the scrap box - Love that quilts make things work! Those little buckets are way too cute and practical too. Gorgeous prints.