Friday, 2 March 2012

two little finishes

The Pezzy quilt top is done!


I followed this pattern by SunFlower quilts.

As I was literally sitting at my machine about to sew on the borders I decided not to. I love it as it is. So I just turned it into binding instead.


I have an old curtain reading to use as backing but I'm afraid this might turn into one of those UFOs because I'm out of wadding. It'll get done eventually.


I also managed to finish my first attempt at embroidery. This is for my little girl (I'll have to get a frame or hoop to put in her room).


I used a pattern from Sublime Stitching and also read their excellent 'how-to' section to practice different stitches.


It's simple and I didn't add too much to the design, just the 'J' and the french knots on the pinafore. I love that it's not too cute and there's an edge of mean to the face! Like the little one when she's being grumpy ;)

I've a lot to learn and the back is an utter mess!! But oh well! On to the one for the boy :)





Linking up to TGIFF which is at the fabulous Quokka Quilts this week, finish it up Friday at the inspirational Crazy Mom Quilts and Love Affair With My Brother


36 comments:

  1. cute things.... but pleas don't use a curtain for backing.... well I don't know what kind of curtain so I guess I spoke too soon...
    what about turning your cute little embroidery into a pillow? I made an embroidery and decided on a mini pillow and my son adopted it right away. now he wants more pillows

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  2. Quilt top is awesome! Im digging out some embroidery to take with me tonight when I babysit my friends children, it will be a welcome releif from my two who are driving me up the wall!

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  3. Your Pezzy quilt is fabulous, Lucy! And the embroidery is super-cute, too. I'm sure it will look great in your daughter's room!

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  4. That little girl does look a little sassy! You did a great job. And your quilt top is very fresh and bright. Well done!

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  5. Love love love your pezzy quilt. Just gorgeous!

    And I like the attitude your embroidery girl has. Much more true to life that way.

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  6. Love the Pezzy quilt - where did you find the matching solids? Or was it just clever shopping?! And I love the embroidery!!

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  7. Lucy, both your projects turned out amazing.

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  8. Pezzy looks wonderful! Love it :-)

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  9. It's gorgeous! Your Pezzy top just rocks.

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  10. Great quilt! And your embroidered girl has just the right amount of 'attitude' !!

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  11. the pezzy brick road looks great! nice job Lucy!

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  12. Love your pezzy pezzy blocks, great idea! Cute wee girl too :o)

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  13. Fantastic pezzy blocks! Love it.

    Your embroidery is just gorgeous and I'm sure your wee girl will love having her for her room. Happy stitching!

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  14. The pezzy quilt is awesome. And the embroidery, so cute! Pretty great for a first try I'd say. I don't know the first thing about embroidery!

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  15. I really need to crack open my pezzy charms, this looks brilliant!
    The embroidery is so cute too xx

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  16. Pezzy is really eye catching. Never tried embroidery before. Is it hard?

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  17. Pezzy is really eye catching. Never tried embroidery before. Is it hard?

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  18. Oh your pezzy quilt is fab! Love your embroidery project too, very cute :o)

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  19. Love the pezzy quilt top. I remember the days of not having any wadding....so I made sure I ordered 4 packs =D So useful!!
    The embroidery is adorable!!

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  20. Your first attempt at embroidery is excellent. Perfect for your little girl's room. I love your idea to use it as a wallhanging. And I can't get enough of those pezzy prints. Super happy quilt!

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  21. Love your pezzy quilt! I just adore that embroidery you did, it really is just so sweet! Your stitching looks fab. Hey Pork Chop has a neat little on line stitching company as well. (Cha-Ching! don't you love shopping tips?!)

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  22. Cute Pezzy quilt Lucy! And the little grumpy cutie is adorable! Your daughter is going to love her!

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  23. The quilt turned out great. And the embroidery too. I haven't done much of that in years. Hand problems and a preference to use my sewing machine instead.

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  24. Oh my goodness Lucy, that is so adorable! That is the best "first embroidery" I have ever seen. Such neat and tidy and even stitches! And such a cute little girl..can't wait to see the boy. Who cares about the back?! :o) And I LOVE your pezzy quilt top!
    xo

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  25. great pezzy quilt - good call to bag the borders!

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  26. Love the quilt and that embroidery is so cute! Amazing first attempt!

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  27. Great quilt and yes to no borders!
    And what a great first embroidery.

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  28. Oooh love those pezzys! Super cool!

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  29. So cute! Those pezzy prints are so much fun to work with :-)

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  30. the Pezzy prints and the solids are perfectly matched

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  31. The quilt looks great and I love that embroidery. You did such an awesome job! I did my first stitching (in soemthing like 16 years) the other day. Is it even possible that the back is not a mess ;-)

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  32. I love the Pezzy quilt! I just saw that fabric for the first time this week, and loved it, but wondered what I'd do with it. I think you answered that question for me!

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  33. The quilt top is beautiful, Lucy! Perfect pattern for that fabric. And I can't believe that was your first attempt at embroidery... fantastic!

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  34. Your Pezzy quilt top looks great and your stitching is very cute!

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