Saturday, November 25, 2006

Working away ...

The other day my friend Deb called. She had been working on a lap quilt, and wondered if I would have the time to quilt it for her. She's really nervous about machine quilting. 'Sure Deb, bring it to netball on Friday night, and I'll do it on the weekend' I told her.

This is her quilt, how cute it is! It's not very big, I don't think it'd be even 50 inches, so it'll be a breeze to do it for her. She's even pieced the back with matching squares, just lovely. She's asked for just a simple meander, but I may suprise her with something a little more interesting. Deb is such a honey, I used to go to primary school with her younger sister, and now our daughter's play netball together. Funny what a small world it is.

But first, I'm just going to finish blanket stitch outlining the applique on the holly table runner for Cam's day care lady. I'll either finish the holly piece I'm working on, or continue until the bobbin runs out, whichever comes first.

This pattern is from the Christmas gift workshop I participated in recently, which was run by a wonderful teacher Susan Murphy. She does such lovely work and is a very knowledgeable and generous teacher.

I'll share a picture when more is done. I'm super pleased with how it's going at the moment. I may actually make another couple when I'm done, I'll need one of course :-) and I haven't decided yet what I'm going to make for Amy's school teacher ... school finishes for the year in 3 weeks ... I better get moving!

12 comments:

Mary said...

That is a cute quilt and it's nice of you to quilt it. I like the holly runner too although I hate to machine applique - I prefer to blanket stitch my applique by hand but don't do a whole lot of it.

Fiona said...

That holly looks so lovely - show us a full picture soon.

Hanne said...

The quilt is cute and how nice of you to quilt it.
The holly table runner looks good too.

Nadine said...

Tazzie ! I always find such beautiful works on your blog ! Your friend's top is fabulous and how nice of you to quilt it for her ! I love the table runner too and I can't wait seeing it finished !
Have a good day....
Hugs and smiles,
NADINE.

Bonnie said...

Your friend Deb's quilt is so cute and her color choices are great. Can't wait to see your holly table runner - it looks like a lot of blanket stitching!

cher said...

what a fun small quilt to quilt up for your friend-I am sure it will turn out wonderful....

Mama Koch said...

Deb's quilt is really cute. Please show the tablerunner when you have it done too. Looks really good.

Dianne said...

What a sweet, lovely little quilt your friend Deb made, Tazzie...really nice. Do show us a photo when you finish the quilting.

Love the table runner, too, though I'm applique-challenged myself. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

Dawn said...

Oh I like that Holly! Of course I tend to like Holly things as that is my oldest daughter's name!

ForestJane said...

I like the hearts in the piece you're going to machine quilt! And I know exactly how she feels about not wanting to try something nice on the machine yet - it's going to take me a while before I'm comfortable with that!

Susan said...

What a darling quilt, and how nice you are to do it for her. I love your holly leaves, too. I look forward to seeing the completed runner.

Sandra said...

I love the pics of your projects. The holly one looks lovely! There's no explaining the "sock" thing - it's just an aberration in our genes LOL.

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