Thursday, 11 February 2016

Some summer sewing

One of my 14-year-old daughter's good friends has ventured to boarding school in Sydney. This friend has been very kind and supportive to my Olivia as she has struggled with her health. So it was an obvious choice to make her a snuggle quilt to remind her of how much she will be missed.



(Sorry that the photo is dark and awful. I'm having issues with my SLR lately, but that's another story altogether).

It is a simple raw-edge layer cake quilt, our 'go-to' method when a gift is required in a hurry! Olivia chose 'High Street' by Lily Ashbury, a very happy collection of fabrics. 

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She sewed it together herself across the summer holidays ...





... but somehow ran out of time to do the binding. Hmmm, guess who got that job?!




Not that I minded. Thankfully, I belong to that half of quilters who find binding meditative and relaxing!

Her friend was very thankful for her gift, and thought the quilt was, and I quote: "the most awesome present ever ... and I'm not even faking"! Sweet!

Here is a photo she sent of it on her bed at boarding school. 


She says she wraps herself in it when she is feeling homesick :) Now that would warm the heart of any quilter, young or old!

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful and yes quilts are boarding school are treasures...........well done Olivia.......it's lovely.....

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    1. Thanks Chooky! Voice of experience huh? Hey, I hear the new Spotlight opened yesterday. You'll be dangerous ;)

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  2. Beautiful quilt and what a great idea. She'll think of Olivia every time she sees it. I hope the food has gotten better since the time I boarded in Melb. *shudder*

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  3. What a lovely idea and a great fabric choice. I hope she isn't homesick too often, and just needs it for snuggling. I like binding too.

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  4. Such a nice gift! I like your post about it too;)
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  5. What a lovely gift your daughter made for her friend (with your help in the last stage.) I'm sure it will be loved and treasured for years to come.

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  6. What a lovely gift your daughter made for her friend (with your help in the last stage.) I'm sure it will be loved and treasured for years to come.

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  7. Such a lovely gift and I am sure her friend will enjoy snuggling under her beautiful new quilt during winter! I recently made a quilt using this pattern and I am looking forward to using it once it gets cooler too.

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  8. Such a lovely keepsake gift for your daughters friend. I love that pink flowering gum you posted earlier, it's so pretty.

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