Monday, August 1, 2011

Springtime blocks and Ipod pouches

I sure am looking forward to Springtime!  There are some very early signs of it in my garden - albeit premature!  Daffodils are blooming and buds are forming on the Japanese Maple trees… a lovely teaser for what is yet to come!

Daffodil smaller

If you have followed my blog for a while you may remember that I held an auction back in January to raise money for Flood Relief.  The auction was for a complete set of ‘Springtime’ blocks, a quilt designed by the recently disbanded Gum Tree Designers, of which I was once a member.  Well, the wonderful Debra from Outback Crafter made the winning bid for the patterns and has made terrific progress on her stitchery blocks!  Debra emailed me recently with this photo of the block that I designed, named ‘Sharing’.


Debra is more than half way through the stitcheries now, and you can see more pictures on her blog, here.  She’s a fabulous quilter, too!  I am in awe of her work – check out this post!!

As part of the auction I promised to make a bespoke quilt label for the winning bidder.  I asked each of the Gum Tree Designers to sign a small block of fabric, then put each designer’s ‘signature’ in the same position as their blocks in the quilt design.

Gum Tree label

I’ll leave you with a photo of the completed quilt.  The ‘Springtime’ pattern is available at Fresh Hope Patterns and is distributed by Creative Abundance Smile

Springtime QUILT

I’ve been sewing a lot recently, making gifts for my son’s family in England.  My brave boy, all five foot ten of him (he’s 13, will he ever stop growing???), embarked on a 24-hour flight to the north of England last Friday night.  He arrived safe and sound and is staying with his Dad, step-mum and two little sisters, for the next four weeks.  I miss him like crazy so have been keeping incredibly busy!  But before he left I made two little bags for his young sisters and these I-pod covers for his Step-mum and Nana.  They’re designed by Janelle Wind and the pattern can be found in her book, Pieces of me.  They’re so much fun to make!!  I shall most definitely be making more!!  (Lisa put me on to this pattern – she’s made quite a few – check out this post!)

Ipod covers

Till next time! 

Hugs!! Vikki xo  Smile


Dawn said...

So glad you Big boy got off on his trip Vikki... and them gifts are gorgeous...I just love the iphone spesh...your such a sweetheart...keep busy and four weeks will fly by darl.
Big Hugs Dawn x x x

Anonymous said...

It's scarry how are sons keep growing (lol). It so nice for your son to spend some time with his father and family. Nice covers, if you own a Iphone.

Larissa said...

What a gorgeous quilt! And those iphone covers - I Loved Lisa's versions, and am Loving yours too! I've been thinking I'd wait to get that book, but I've decided to get it now, lol. I especially love your fabric combinations!!

Allie said...

That is just the most gorgeous quilt, how lovely that she has so many done! The label is so, so special! Glad your boy got there safe and sound, I know you'll miss him a lot....big hug for you girl! The gifts you made are wonderful!

retdairyqueen said...

Love the iphone covers

Apple Accessories said...

There aren't words to describe how much I adore the iphone covers!!


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