Sunday, July 31, 2011

A finished and (beautifully) styled quilt

We went and picked up her quilt on Friday, from here. She carried it
all the way home.....


where I quickly set to the binding on Friday night....


admiring it lots and lots;


She got to use it once on the bed, then the most beautiful sunny day in the middle of winter beckoned for some snaps. I gave her the camera to hold, and she shows you a stylist at work...err, kind of.


"I always see people take them on the fence, that'll look good"


"Great way to show half a quilt, der!"


"hmm, I have a chair, that kinda looks ok"


"a great shot of the corner, at least"


"Ok, ground it is!"



I love the back, especially the dark pink corduroy piece, the quilting show up so well on that fabric. Karen used a light pink cotton to quilt the all over design- I trust her, she wins important stuff!


I made this matching cushion as well, pattern from here, using my favourite pink chenille, and I machine quilted it myself, I'm a bit chuffed with it!


Her favourite fabric for the back- and I snuck in a invisible zip, now I know how to do them, I can't stop! (It's green as it's the only colour I had! In a stash of abut 80 zips! Crazy...)

This pillow is huge! I used 2X 20inch inserts, for the 'well stuffed' look.


All in all, a very happy mummy and daughter quilting team! Well, I sew, she receives them well....


16 comments:

Becky said...

Wow!! They both look great. Well done you :)

Lisa said...

Another wow... love love love

Quilts on Bastings said...

The quilt looks great girls! The cushion is a wonderful addition. Thanks for the lovely comments!
Cheers,
Karen

Liam's Mummy said...

The quilt looks fantastic. I really love your cushion too - the chenille looks great.

Andi said...

Stunning work Bec!!!!

Trash said...

That is ace Bec. It is no wonder your girl is chuffed.

Lyndel said...

fantastic! both the quilt and cushion.. and the photo styling? love the chair shots.

willywagtail said...

Terrific. I see a future in window dressing for your daughter. Great observation skills too. Cherrie

Gina said...

A beautiful quilt for a gorgeous kid. I'm really digging the back - so often I loved the pieced backs the most!

And hey, I hadn't read your last few posts when I bumped into you on Saturday. Glad you got it off your chest. You're a trooper, seriously... love ya.

Melanie said...

Nice job Bec! Love the styling photoshoot - quilts are *hard* to take good shots of, aren't they?!

Mistea said...

Beautiful quilt - Lucky miss!
Now that cushion really is special.
Love the overstuffed look and your quilting is gorgeous.
Enjoy

Brianna said...

Love the cushion and the quilt is fab! Love the binding!

Cass said...

Lovely quilt Bec

Leonie said...

It looks wonderful and the best bit is she knows you made it JUST FOR HER! That quilt has many years of love to give, she's such a lucky little girl to have you :-)

Michelle said...

I love it SO much! No wonder the kiddo loves it too. She's got a clever mum!

Julie said...

Yummiest quilt and cushion ever! Re: styling, I've given up, now I just chuck it over whatever and shoot how it lands.