Friday, 22 March 2013

I Spy With My Little Eye....A Quilt



You know those projects that just never seems to get finished? Well this was mine and I finally finished it.

I had been obsessed with Ispy quilts since I first saw them over at A Girl and a Glue Gun and then she mentioned she was selling them in her etsy store (December 2011). Kim was actually really great to buy from, she was concerned about the postage charges to Australia and I had to say that it was still cheaper than here and I was happy to pay. Also the shipping worked out cheaper than she had thought and she refunded me the difference.

When I received the squares, I left a note on her Facebook page saying that I'd probably have it done by July. So I took a little longer, in my defensive I was still working full time oh and had a newborn plus four other kids (Have I convinced you yet that it wasn't all laziness?).

Anyways I have worked on it in spurts and this weekend I finally sewed in all the threads and I love it. Technically it's for Madeleine and I will make Max one down the track, however the older kids have been "playing" with Madeleine, even when she's not there!

DIY Delight or Disaster? Delight! First "proper" quilt with real batting and I even used the walking foot, it made me feel all professional and stuff. Shhh but my Mum helped (by help I mean I watched as she did it)  baste and pinned the layers together. Done and dusted!

Oh and thanks to Jack for holding the quilt till his arms hurt while I took pictures, he was officially my favorite  child that day.

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

18 comments:

  1. Mel, that is one awesome quilt! What a feeling of accomplishment you must have! And you used a walking foot? Mine is still in the box it came in...it scares me!

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  2. Mel, it looks wonderful! I admire you for finishing it, no matter how long it took. I started a quilt for my daughter, planned on it being a queen size for her bed, but as I worked on squares, I changed my mind and it ended up being a throw for the sofa. Oh, and it still took me months to piece together and I decided to pay someone to quilt it just so it would be finished sometime this century. I don't do well on big projects.

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  3. Awww! It is so pretty. I love it!!! Great job. My mom "helps" me too! LOL

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  4. it turned out soooo cute! and thanks for the nice words about me! (blushing)

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  5. Beautiful! I've thought about starting to quilt but I need to replace my sewing machine first...and remember how to use it since I haven't touched one in about 20 years~

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  6. That's so beautiful Mel! Good for you for sticking with it and finishing it. Now it'll be a keepsake forever!

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  7. There is a child behind that quilt? How funny. I am really impressed. Your sewing skills are wowing me lately. This is a beautiful quilt, you obviously inherited some of your mom's skills. Beautiful job.

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  8. Gorgeous! Lots of lovely fabrics in there. Quilts are such a huge achievement, it feels SO great to finish them! x

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  9. This is adorable!! I love it. I have been wanting to do a quilt, and I'm really getting inspired now. I'll bet your daughter will cherish it for a long time.

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  10. This is gorgeous Mel - I love it. I've been playing I-spy with it and I love the pink square with the green and blue flower.
    I fear this is one craft I'll never be able to do.
    Well done hun xxxx

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  11. You are very talented, Mel! It's beautiful. :) Megan

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  12. Liebster alert! You've been nominated! I've been following your blog and really enjoying all your posts. I hope you'll participate and pass the nomination along to other up and coming bloggers!
    Here's the link for details:
    http://frugalfreshmanhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/03/bad-blogger-liebster-award.html
    Cheers!
    Rosie

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  13. Wow, love it - perfect for the littles (and not so littles) :)

    Estelle xx

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  14. Love it! You did a super job! What a delightful treasure! Have a great weekend!
    Sandy

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  15. Way to go Mel! An amazing quilt. Love the colors!

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  16. The quilt is very nice and pleasing to view. I didn't notice the little hands holding it up till I read it in your post! Ha. PS. Welcome to Creative Bloggers on FB.

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  17. Love it! I so wish I can make a quilt, but I really do not have the patience :-( Have one or two which belonged to my late granny {must be about 70 years old!}

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  18. Wow, Mel...your quilt turned out so beautiful! I love the colors and patterns! You must be so thrilled! I have ALWAYS wanted to learn how to quilt...maybe one day. Oh, and great job Jack, excellent job holding the quilt! I didn't realize there was a child behind it until I read it, he did such a great job! :)

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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