Friday, 29 June 2012

Ta-dah! Mini quilt for my Nan x

Finally I have finished the mini quilt made for my Nan's birthday and it's in the post to her, so she should get it today when they return from having a few day's away.


I hope she likes it, I've sewn a few mini curtain/blind rings on the back for her to hang it up somewhere. I've said she can put it up somewhere that people won't have to look at it too much if she wants! 


I used a paper-piecing template that my auntie gave to me and used fabric that I had bought at The Make Lounge, it did take quite a while... but that was solely down to me being lazy and putting it aside about a hundred times!


I did my best at embroidering a label to go on the back of the quilt for her but the handwriting wasn't as neat as I would have liked but then again, I'm not a very experienced embroiderer!


Rose is becoming a bit of a bean-pole, she seems to be getting taller and taller every day. She's already the same height as my friends little girl that is over two now. I always remember being quite tall when I was a child though so she'll probably end up the same as myself. We had a bit of a disturbed night's sleep last night, as she seems to have caught a bad cold. There was a Lot of runny noses at the Wednesday toddler group that we go to, so I suppose she was bound to catch it off of somebody there..!


Right, I'm off to package up some parcels. I've been having a bit of a clear-out and have sold a load of clothes and things on eBay to raise some funds. But now it's the boring bit of having to get everything ready to post... not my favourite job in the world I have to say!

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23 comments:

  1. It's Lovely, I really like it a lot!

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  2. It's gorgeous Ashley,
    I'm sure you Nan will be thrilled with such a beautiful handmade gift.
    Jacquie x

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  3. Your quilt is charming and I bet you Nan will have been delighted with it, and touched by all the effort. Hope Rose is less snuffly over the weekend!
    x

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  4. The mini quilt is lovely!
    And the label looks nice. My handwriting is so bad, I always use a font I like on the computer.
    Rose is so cute!

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  5. The quilt is really sweet. I'm sure your Nan is going to love it. Hope Rose gets better soon. I love her little polkadot jacket. I'd love something like that myself!
    Fiona

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  6. Oh wow Ashley the quilt looks beautiful, Nan will love it. Rose is growing so tall, doesnt seem five minutes since she was a tiny baby.
    Lots of love Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Well done on the quilt, I'm sure your Nan will love it. Can Rose get any cuter with her polka dot jacket (I LOVE polka dots!) and shoes?! xx

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  8. Lovely quilt !!! And I see nothing wrong with your label!! It´s looking good !!! Your Nan will be delighted, I´m sure !!

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  9. Its very pretty and looks quite complicated - I should think your Nan will love it.

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  10. Love that quilt. She will be thrilled.
    Rose is getting taller and thinning down. I love that hair. It is coming in so thick. Love the curls. She's adorable.

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  11. Of course she won't want to hide it, it's lovely! Love Rose's coat, it looks great of her!

    S x

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  12. Oh Ashley, you should be very proud of your mini quilt, right down to the embroidery!!! It is lovely, as is your Rose, she is such a pet.
    xx Sandi

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  13. Lovely quilt and even more loverly is your little Rose.Love Jill xx

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  14. I think the quilt and your embroidery are just perfect, your Nan will be so pleased and ahng it somewhere for all to see, Rose is as cute and adorable as ever xxx

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  15. The mini quilt is lovely and I think that the hand embroidered label looks great! Rose does look like she is going to be tall, she is such a cutie.

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  16. Your quilt is really pretty - I am sure you Nan will put it somewhere where EVERYONE can see it!!

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  17. wow, what a sweet, memorable gift! She'll appreciate the time it took you to make and I'm SURE she won't hide it away from people! I love the embroidered words for the back.

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  18. What a gorgeous pressy for your Nan! I'm sure she will treasure it.
    I am in love with the whole mini quilt thing, I do like a project that doen't take an aaage to complete and that you can put up on a wall to admire. I have just finished another mini quilt myself and was going to do a post on it this evening, but I've been so busy catching up with lovely bloggers it's a bit late now. Tomorrow perhaps :)

    So glad to see you and baby bump are doing well. Thank you for sharing your scan pics and Rose is indeed looking more grown up (but just as sweet ever). I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

    Louise xx

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