Friday, 19 October 2012

Girly Garden Quilt and other presents!


I finished sewing on the binding on the Girly Garden Quilt last night. It's a gift for my daughter's friend who will be 3 next week.


It's made entirely from my stash. I already had the charms cut out, some left from other projects, and it has a planned but scrappy look that I really like!


All of the fabrics are from Prints To Polka Dots and I mostly got them from the fab sale section (with FQs from £1.35 you can't refuse!).


More stash fabric for the back and quilted it with straight lines using a lilac thread.
I also tried out 'The Binding Tool' by TQM Products that I won from the lovely Jenniffier and, once I got my head round it, it worked perfectly! I will use this every time now. It means that you literally can't tell where the binding ends because it matches the seams in the binding strips and there's NO bulk.

I made a couple more presents for my son's friends who are having their birthday parties this weekend:


I used an adorable mini charm pack of Aneela Hooey's 'Walk in the Woods' and had two squares left over!


On the other side I appliqued the girls' names and used my newly discovered 'baseball' stitch on my machine:



And now the winner of my Donktober giveaway:




Congratulations Jan! I've emailed you. I hope you'll enjoy the pressie from me and I look forward to seeing what you make with the donkey fabric! Erin's cute finish this week might give you inspiration :)

If you missed out make sure you're following along with the Donktober blog hop because there's more gorgeous fabric being given away on Monday

Donktober

Linking up to:

at Echinops and Aster this week

and Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts



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29 comments:

  1. I love the "planned yet scrappy" look too. Some of those fabrics are just soooo freakin cute. Miss 3 is going to love finding all the pretties in it. :)

    ALso, CONGRATS to Jan on the donkilicious score.

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  2. Yay to Jan winning! Lovely makes too.

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  3. I love the colors and prints in that quilt. What a sweet little gift! :)

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  4. darling quilt Lucy. She will drag that around for years!

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  5. Oh I'm so happy that Jan won - and the quilt and pouches are lovely!

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  6. those pouches! love love love. that quilt is such a lovely gift, too.

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  7. You are a finishing machine! Beautiful projects all around, Lucy. LOVE that baby fabric in your close up -- gonna find me some of that!

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  8. Beautiful quilt and purses. Well done to Jan too xxx

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  9. However much I like to try out new designs, I have to say that simple squares are my all time favourites-they never fail to please!
    Heatherx

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  10. I am so happy that the binding tool worked well for you. Trust me you will have to wrap you head around it each time, don't think you know what you what you are doing or you will mess up and cut it the wrong way. Your projects all look lovely!

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  11. Love those pouches and the quilt is gorgeous!

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  12. How cool is that...my turn for Travellin Pic stitch blog hop today, Jan's tomorrow and then yours! Serendipity! Love the two matching purses and the quilt! You are a busy bee!

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  13. I really like the fabrics in your quilt, and what a great way to use the left materials!
    Wendy

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  14. Just catching up on all my reading, lots of fab work there missus, will try and keep up a bit better on my jaunt round the southern US, but not promising anything ;o)

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  15. Such a sweet little quilt! Love the personalized pouches, too!

    Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  16. Great punches, they are going to love them. And that quilt is really great, love the simple quilting.

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  17. gorgeous! That's such a lovely, girly quilt and the pouches are just fab

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  18. Adorable quilt - what a lucky girl! And your little pouches are just awesome.

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  19. Love the charm quilt, what a lucky little girlfriend!
    It is fun to sew with charms, and those small pouches are such a great idea - lovely gifts. I need to make some, too...

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  20. Your charm quilt will be a hit! Gorgeous pillows too :)

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  21. I'm sure the quilt and pouches will be well received - they're adorable!!!

    Congrats to Jantoo.

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  22. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors, you have an artist's eye!

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  23. Ha, like the baseball stitch! and the pouches! photos downloading slowly so that was about all i saw, but sounds like a lot of finishes!

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  24. That girly quilt is wonderful! What a lucky little girl!

    Those bags for your son's friends are fantastic, as well! I adore the foxes.

    I have stitches on my machine that I have yet to use... maybe I should try them out... I have had the same machine for 12 years and still have stitches I haven't tried out!

    Congrats to the lucky winner of the giveaway!

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  25. Such a cute quilt and I love those zipper pouches. Did you just use a straight stitch for the letters in the names?

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  26. Fun patchwork this week! I like all the different charms you used in the quilt. :) Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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