Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Exciting times.

We celebrated my mums 52nd birthday last week. My mum and I are extremely close, and she loves anything and everything I make. So of course, I knew it would be a handmade gift for her this year. She is a big blue and white fan, to the point of having a blue loungesuite, blue walls all throughout the house, and the majority of her wardrobe is blue. She also collects blue and white plates, and other bits of china.

So when I saw this delft blue and white house fabric at work the other day, I knew my mum would just love it. After a quick trip to the $2 shop for a wooden frame, which I painted white, we ended up with a lovely picture.

I also made this little wallhanging the day before her birthday. I tried a different technique with this piece, and actually put the quilt together and quilted it, before I even used my free motion foot to randomally stitch the daisy flowers. I love how it's turned out though, and the cute simplicity of it.
We also had some exciting news to celebrate on my mums birthday. We found out that my brother and sister in law are expecting their first baby!!! I am so excited that I am going to be an aunty, and of course, my mum and dad are overjoyed at being grandparents. I think my mum jumped up and down and cried! So I have till June to make heaps of baby quilts and goodies!!

Now, if you took a fancy to Lilys Quilt, I have finally got around to scanning in the drawing of the pony head. Download it here.

Also, I'll be doing an update/apology post for my BOM, "Stringybark Farm" shortly.
And don't forget to check out my Sew Blessed blog, as I'll be updating with a post straight after this one.


miss~nance said...

Love the wallhanging for your mum, very clever idea. ANd the frame looks fab alos.



Little Green Doll said...

The present for your mum is really beautiful! I also like this combination of colours. Congratulations for this first baby in your family!

Erika said...

Congratulations to your mum, the presents you made for her are beautiful!

Loralynn said...

What a clever idea to put the fabric in a frame! I never would have thought of it! I'm sure your Mother will love it!

clare's craftroom said...

I hope your mum had a lovely day , you made her some great things , well done Auntie Sam !

Leahdis said...

You are a clever girl, love the wall quilt. Congrats to your family, you are soo going to love being an Aunty!