Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I have received some lovely gifts from crafty friends lately.


Bec gave me some lovely jewels that her daughter no longer wanted. There are more but Ella has already snapped them up in her treasure boxes. 
Bec actually gave these to me ages ago. Sorry it has taken me so long to post about them Bec.

And Kate heard I might be interested in some vintage sheeting with pinks so she gave me this lovely lot.

Thanks girls!!

Some dear friends of ours had a little baby boy this week. 
(When I say little ... he weighed in at just over 5kg .... that's about 11 pounds .....Hail Caeser!!!)

I made him a strippy quilt

With lots of boyish fabrics featuring dinosaurs, vehicles and animals!!

It has his name on the back .... Ezra Barak (no relation). 
In Hebrew, Barak means 'lightening'.

Stipple quilted all over.

And of course, a matching cushion for the big brother Jake so he doesn't feel left out!!

And speaking of friends ... don't forget my friend Annie's special offer!!

Gotta love your friends!!!

Andi :-)


One Flew Over said...

Lovely quilting Andi...and the binding looks fantastic!

Krafty KJ said...

Gorgeous quilt Andi and a lovely thought for the big brother - it makes such a difference when they are remembered too!

erica christensen said...

Very cute fabric combination!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Love quilt and cushion Andi - I love the baby's name on the quilt, very special.

Karen from Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Andi,
This quilt is just adorable...the colors are so bright and cheery. So thoughtful to make a pillow for big brother too. Love the goodies you've received, very thoughtful friends.
Take care,

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Perfect fabric for a modern and bright kids quilt! Love the appliqued name on the quilt - such a personalised baby gift.

Tania said...

Did you say 11lbs?

I'll be back to comment on those fab colour combos, stripes and how I love that you manage to personalise so much of what you do, once my jaw has found its way off the floor.

Brioni Greenberg said...

You never might even get that needlecase i promised you one day too!! *rolling eyes at self*

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt and adore the cushion for big brother - such a sweet thought. Found your blog via TreeFall - the way you use bright colours and modern/retro fabrics is so appealing! Jen x

Kate said...

Great baby quilt - fab fabrics!

Corrie said...

that is a gorgeous quilt and cushion! just beautiful, wow 11 pounds..what a great mum just to carry that much bub around!

I think that will be treasured forever!

Jandi said...

I can't say how much I LOVE this quilt. Putting his name on the back makes it divine!

Annie said...

Lovely quilt and I REALLY love the kiddy quilts you made - fantastic idea. I think I'll have to have a go at that.

throw said...

I love your quilting style and ideas...with the name etched on it.The colors carefully chosen are beautiful and soft and warm.

missi mu said...

The quilt is beautiful- and I LOVE the stash Kate gave you!

Deb @ PlainStitch said...

I love your quilts - and the idea with fusible webbing is great - will have to try that!

Victoria said...

Beautiful quilt and pillow! Your wonderful details make it all the more special!