Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Strawberries & Cream is done and dusted

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Don't you hate those people who finish their swaps before you've even started yours? Makes you feel guilty doesn't it? Well not any more for this little black duck! I have finished and posted Strawberries and Cream and it's on its way to Europe (ouch to the postage charges!). It was remiss of me not to say how big this quilt is! I managed to confuse a couple of you! It finished up at 19 3/4" square. The QSTs finished up at 1 1/2" - all 81 of them!

I am very happy with it - I ended up going with the diagonal cross-hatching for the quilting, using Gutterman sulky thread. Thanks for the suggestions. Here's a photo of the backing fabric - too cute! It's from the Strawberry Lemonade range by Moda.I love it so much that I used it to applique two onesies and make a bib for a girl in my online mother's group who's just had a baby girl. The bib pattern is from Nested. Of course I changed out the velcro tabs for snaps. Have snap machine, will use it!
I was also very lucky during the week to receive the French quilting magazine I won on Nicolette's blog giveaway recently. The very generous and totally sweet Nicolette also sent a gorgeous onesie for Baby#2 as well as some stickers for Romily from the same artist who did the design on the onesie. Thank you Nicolette!All well here. Had a quiet and relaxing weekend. Took Romily down to the lake again and she and Carl had a great time rambling around the castle playground together.
Then we fed some ravenous ducks and went toadstood hunting. There are lots about at the moment.
It was the most gorgeous day...of course since then the weather has turned and it's been windy, raining and freezing the past couple of days. Winter is here with a vengeance! Good thing we spend most of the time inside with the heater on these days.

We have our final ultrasound scan tomorrow - it will be nice to see the baby again before he comes out in about 6 weeks. And nice to see who's been poking me with his toes!

16 comments:

AJ said...

WOW!!! THAT IS STUNNING...!!

nicolette said...

The Strawberries & Cream quilt is really fantabulous!

Chookyblue...... said...

love your quilt.......cute baby cloths........ and remember you will be having your baby on the 15th August......lol

Joyce said...

Your quilt is amazing. I had no idea it was so small! I can't imagine doing all those tiny triangles. And then giving it away!!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your Stawberries and Cream minature! Looks amazing in those colours.

Clare said...

It really is yummy. Good enough to eat. Congrats on a really good job.

Little Munchkins said...

That is so my kind of quilt. I love the sweet colours (I have a weakness for pink) and this quilt is just gorgeous. Mustn't show DD the pic or she would want one.

Emma said...

Thanks for rubbing it in that I ahven't started yet! Beautiful quilt; love the backing fabric, too!

Lisa D. said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous! I'm sure your swap partner will be thrilled to receive it!

anne bebbington said...

Lily - it's gorgeous - very Wimbledon!

Helen said...

I haven't started yet either Lily! Arrrgggg! Yours looks lovely. Very pretty! :)

Kylie said...

The quilt is gorgeous and those photos of the castle playground in Commonwealth park almost made me homesick for that crisp cold of Canberra at this time of year.

Helen said...

For someone who is almost 8 months pregnant, working fulltime, has a very active and articulate almost three year old Romster and who is frequently very tired, you have certainly spent your time well. What a beautiful quilt. As someone else said, how could you bear to part with it?
I can't wait to start my very first quilt when I come up to Canberra in August with your help, you expert, you.
Helen (Mum)

Janet said...

Amazing! Where do you find the energy with a fulltime job, toddler and near-term pregnancy?
You must be very organized! The strawberries and cream mini-quilt is lovely. Just going to the local farm market to buy strawberries today!
Janet

Austy's Mum said...

Oh yum! Just LOVING your little quilt and the bib and onsies are also very cute!

lil said...

oh Lily, I just got that in my mail, what a great surprise
you know I'm not too much into pastel colors, but this one is awsome, thank you, thank you, thank you
also for the magazine, i didn't have that
sorry for the high postage charge, maybe next time I send to you

oh yes, by the way, when is your "baby" day, lol??

have a nice day