Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sewing therapy

Been stitching! Helps me to feel better.

Amanda's quilt

This quilt will be a gift for Jake's teacher after 2 years of magnificent teaching and support. Jake has come so far in the last 2 years and I give his teacher a significant chunk of the credit. We are so very grateful.

Amanda's quilt - angle

When I asked her about colours she answered that her couches were neutral coloured with red throw cushions (PERFECT!!) but then added that her bedroom was blue and yellow. "I really love blue and yellow" she added hopefully. Not so perfect in terms of the colours I like to work with but I hope I have found a combination that will work in either room.

Fabrics are mostly from Denyse Schmidt's "Picnic and Fairgrounds" range from earlier this year with a few other staples in the mix.

Amanda's quilt - detail

Attempting to channel the great Red Pepper goddess of quilting with this one. This quilt in particular!

Now on to basting and quilting. Hopefully I'll get it done soon so I can relax a little before our family birthday season is in full swing.

Happy stitching to you and yours.
Andi xx

18 comments:

Colleen said...

Its beautiful! I love it!

Cardygirl said...

The top looks great and I am sure it will be loved!

Maree: said...

I Think it will be Perfect for the Teachers Rooms...
What a Lovely Gift that She will Treasure.
cheers

Merran said...

You are a godsend. I have this exact quilt waiting for inspiration to strike. Now I have seen how it can be quilted I am keen to make a start. I think you'll be done first as Im still piecing the back from leftovers.

waverider said...

The colours are gorgeous, what a lucky teacher...they don't get enough credit for the fabulous job they do. So generous of you!
Lynne

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

I say it often - you are a clever custard!
So lovely to see you and yours on Sunday. Man, that boy has grown!!!
And I'm loving your quilty bits.
Jen

Cathy said...

Andi you are amazing. This quilt is so gorgeous, Jake's teacher will be thrilled. Have fun with the quilting. xo

Marit said...

This will be a beautiful gift! Love how you combined her color wishes and ended up with the primary colors. It looks so fresh!
I think there is a lot of healing power in sewing, too. Enjoy the finishing of this pretty!
xo

Jacey said...

It's such a happy quilt top, and what a thoughtful gift. It sounds like this teacher has had quite an impact on your lives!

Lisa said...

Just lovely! And very non-offensive blues and yellows! :)

meli B said...

Amazing present for what must be an amazing teacher.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful quilt...it will make a fabulous gift!

Also, just wanted to pass on my condolences. I'm just reading your news and I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts at this difficult time. ((hugs))

Annie said...

What a lucky teacher! She will love it and sewing is great therapy I find

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Just caught your new camera Bag over at Nikki's. So you and very nice!!!

Lurline said...

Oh, what a lovely quilt - Teacher will feel super-special!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Adele said...

This is a lovely idea. I've done one for each teacher my little boy has had so far. This year he had the same teacher as last year.... my dilemma, another quilt or something different....
Great pattern! Fab fabric!! Love your work AH.

Jamie Lee said...

What a special quilt to receive! I love it!

Diane said...

Hi.. Can you let me know what size strips you used for this quilt? Are they 2.5"? Thanks!