"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Two finished projects and a WIP.

Last year I was showing a fellow Elvis fan some of the Elvis fabrics in my stash, and she gasped "Ooooh!  What are you going to do with that one?"and I rashly replied "I guess I could make you a quilt".  Well, I couldn't go back on my word, could I?  She lives in Qld. and only comes down to Melbourne a few times a year, and I knew she was coming back in February, so I got my bum into gear and made this:


The back is a denim print fabric of which I have several metres in my stash, given to me by a friend who had decided she would never use it.  I thought it was perfect for Elvis' back!



This is the second tea cosy I have made for this year's teacosy festival at Bundoora Homestead.  But there is a slight problem....Ken has taken a fancy to it, and doesn't want me to donate it to the festival!  So I might be making another teacosy this week...

At the Eltham Quilt Shop sit and sew on Friday mornings, I have been mostly working on the hand stitched binding of recent quilts and wall hangings, but if I haven't got a quilt to work on, I need something else to take.  I was looking through my thousands of patterns (you know the feeling) and when I came across this one, I looked no further.   The magazine has it made up as a cushion, but I don't need any more cushions, so I'm thinking of making it into a framed picture or wall hanging, and hanging it in the chook house just to remind the girls that we do not tolerate moods.  Just keep laying eggs, thank you!

4 comments:

Annie said...

Your Elvis quilt is fabulous! Love those colors and the denim-print backing.

Doesn't it feel good when your DH likes something you make enough to ask you to keep it? You must have a great relationship! And it is a charming tea cozy.

Cute stitchery. Embroidery like that is so relaxing I think.

Looking out my window at the result of the weekend snow storm ... 24". Wishing I was on the other side of the world with you!

Jane Galley said...

love the denim print you've used for the backing, perfect for the quilt, and I don't blame hubby for wanting to keep the tea cosy, it's definitel you

Gina E. said...

Annie, you know what they say about the grass being greener on the other side of the fence. I think you might prefer to freeze over there rather than fry over here in our temperatures....

emme rose legacy said...

love all your work