Friday, May 28, 2010

Bin busy stitching!!!!

Yes I know, it’s been over a week since I last posted …. but I’ve been doing loads of stitching, and at last I can show you what I’ve been up to :o)!! Remember all these bits of jelly roll on my sewing table a little while ago??? Well here’s what they became ……May 2010 288

It’s not huge … just 56” x 64” – a single bed topper or a nice roomy lap quilt :o). I finally finished it this morning … as you can see from the first pic below, Sophie was very helpful in holding the quilt down when I was trying to stitching on the binding he he he. The last pic is the back of the quilt … 

Like most of the quilts I make it’s quilt-as-you-go, so the back can look just as pretty as the front :o). I haven’t thought of a name for this quilt yet … what do you think??? I’ll be writing up the pattern over the next few days and once that’s done it’ll be time for a giveaway :o)!!!!

Do you also remember these pretty doilies that I posted about last month??? Well I made this pincushion for Kay to say thank you for sharing them …

It’s nice and big … about 7” (or 18cm) in diameter and easy peasy to make … I might do a pattern for it if you like it :o).

My Nutter sistas and I have been having a bit of fun doing a swap with a gawjus pattern called “Florentine Doily” by fellow Nutter Fiona. We’ve all received our doilys from each other now so I can finally reveal the one I got from VIKKI  …

Isn’t it absolutely beautiful???!!! And so “ME” … I just LOVE pink :o)!!! It’s perfect with my little (pink) birdie on it too :o). I also love how Vikki used the daisy trim with the buttons for the edge – isn’t it just gawjus :o)!??!! Thanks Vikki :o)!!! Be sure to keep an eye out on Jenny’s, Vicki’s, Vikki’s and Dawn’s blogs for more of our Florentine Doilys. The pattern is available from Mother Cupboard if you’d like to make one for yourself :o).

So what’s next on my “to do” list??? Well I’ll show you what I’ll be playing with … you’ll have to wait a little while to see what they become …

Mmmmmm …. lovely Bali Pops :o)!!!!

22 comments:

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Love the new quilt!! 'Diamonds R A Girls Best Friend"? :-)
Vikki made a gorgeous doily!!

Maria said...

Your quilt is gawjus!!

What a lovely dioly, so nice ti get a present form your friend.

Love the jelly rolls and pop in again to see what you are making.

Enjoy the weekend.

Terry said...

Love the quilt! Can't think of a single name though! LOL Love the pin cushion too! And those Bali Pops look yummy! I might have to get some of those next time I'm at the quilt shop! :0)

Vicki said...

I love your doily Joy...it is beautiful :) I love your new quilt too....its definately a Diamond theme to it. Maybe 'Diamonds for Girls".....
How special is your pincushion...I love it and have a few doilys that I could use like that. Hugs Vicki xoxoxoxo

Sheila said...

Joy , your quilt is gorgeous , my first thought was a garden lattice .The pincushion is sweet too but I am partial to pincushions;-) Great work.
Sheila

Jenny said...

Love the quilt, really love the pincushion too!

Allie said...

I LOVE that quilt! I don't know why, but the colors of it remind me of the Grand Canyon - so - Diamonds in the Desert? It's just stunning.

Love the doily Vikki made for you! I love them all! Bali Pops? I can't WAIT to see this one!

Needled Mom said...

Your new quilt is lovely. You have a good excuse for not blogging!

The doily is also wonderful. It looks perfect with your bird on it.

LOVE the Bali Pops. I can't wait to see wht you do with them.

wonderwoman said...

gawjus quilt Joy - maybe 'diamonds are forever'!!! I love your pincushion - perfect size!

xxx

Gitte said...

Love the quilt. The pincushion is wonderful too

Christine M said...

I love the quilt. It's amazing what you can do with a jelly roll or two! The pin cushion is lovely too.

Julia said...

Joy , your quilt is gawjus!..as is everything, you have been a busy girl ,
Julia ♥

Maree: said...

Love your New Quilt..Gorgeous Doilie & Pincushion...hmmm wonder what's in store for the Bali Pops..
cheers

Jude said...

I like the look of that new quilt and the back is just as good as the front. Your new doily is great too, you girls must have lots of fun.

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Micki said...

I love the quilt and the pincushion is out of this world.
Micki

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Joy, lovely quilt...look forward to seeing what you make with the jelly rolls....Hugs Lyn

nicoledemana said...

love the diamond quilt I would call it Majestic it seems regal in some way reminds me of our queen (Elizabeth) (UK);0)

kiwicarole said...

Love your quilt, you've been so busy! -and the pincushions are very cute too :)

Cheryl said...

Joy, I'm going to name you the 'Pincushion Queen'... your pincushions are just beautiful!! And I should know, my absolute fave sits beside my stitching chair ~ a Joypatch original :)
lovely things my friend...
Cheryl xx

Andrea said...

Wow, you have been busy, beautiful creations, love the pin cushion.
Will be keeping my eyes peeled for patterns.

Teresa said...

A beautiful quilt - I have got to try this quilt as you go method. Your pincushion is charming and I love the look of the crochet in the center. Don't you just love having pretty doilies? I like to keep one on my kitchen table (old round oak table) to enjoy when having a cup of coffee in the morning and reading. Just feels like home to me.