Flossie’s Friday Flaunt… Angels Everywhere

Once again, this is a flaunt of Flossie’s… Mum has stayed in touch with one very close friend from her work days (she retired on medical grounds in her early 50s), and they organise a catch up in the city once every couple of months and monthly phone calls.

Pat is the complete opposite of Mum, she’s a gym junky and very active lady, who while always very interested in Mum’s quilting, has missed out on the crafty gene completely.   So Mum, who loves to make quilts for kids, started the habit of making quilts for each of Pat’s Grandchildren.   Of course, having made quilts for each of the 1st children of Pat’s 3 kids, as they added to their family, Mum made extra quilts.

This quilt is the latest (fuzzy photo sorry!) , and quite possibly the last – as those first children are now in the 10-12 year age bracket!

IMG_0162Buttonhole appliqued by hand, machine quilted – all fabric came from stash, with most of the applique out of the scrap bin!

You might still be able to see the threads that need to be tied off from the quilting, and the binding needs to be sewn down but she’s quilted it this week, and plans to have it finished next, so she can hand it over at her next catch up.

Gratutious photo of Mum’s cat Scully – if there’s a quilt on the floor, on the chair, or anywhere else for that matter – she needs to sit on it!

IMG_0160And below another flaunt: – I was lucky enough to win the felted bag Julie gave away on her blog a couple of weeks ago.  It’s lovely Julie, except my cat thinks it belongs to her and keeps trying to climb into it!  Check out Julie’s blog – she makes gorgeous bags, and most recently an Irish Chain quilt that I’d like to take home!

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I had grand plans for this weekend, my first weekend at home for awhile, so was going to get stuck in to some projects, but woke up yesterday with a sandpaper throat that today has turned into full on head cold and it’s now 1.00pm and I’m still in my pj’s, I don’t like my chances.   This could be an opportunity to curl up on the couch with some handwork and some video’s, but am tempted to head back to bed to be honest!   Will see how much I manage to achieve by tomorrow night.

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7 Responses

  1. Hope you are feeling better soon.
    You were lucky as that bg is gorgeous.. I’m with the cat.. give it to me.

  2. Lucky you to win one of Julie’s lovelies. But so unlucky of you to catch a bug. Pamper yourself; sleep, and then watch a movie. I highly recommend “Australia.” (VBG)

  3. So glad you like the bag, I really enjoyed making it too. Such a different process from stitching fabric bags! I will certainly be on the lookout for ‘interesting’ wool for future projects!

    Just love the appliquéd quilt your mum has completed. Pat’s grandchildren are very fortunate indeed!

  4. That is a lovely quilt. Lots of work involved. A lucky child! So sweet for Mum to have made quilts for all the children. Does she know how many?

  5. Tell your mum ‘well done”! Lucky you for the Bag!

  6. Sorry it took so long to get back to you ;( Feel free to use any christmas or other themed fabric that would be Christmas appropriate… or color back ground you want plain. or printed 😉 Its up to you the sky is the limit..
    M

  7. I just wanted to come over and thank you for the links on how to do that back basting.. I will have to try that on my second set of blocks..
    Thanks for the help 🙂
    M

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