Saturday, 4 August 2012

A few finishes……

Here it is…..all finished!!

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My Vintage Dishes Quilt.

Pattern by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet and fabrics are Sew Cherry by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet for Riley Blake. I fell in love with the pattern when I saw it on Lori’s blog and I was able to get the pattern and fabrics and then I thoroughly enjoyed sewing up all the plates and cups and saucers. I love the zigzag border and also how the corners are cut off.

Sooo special!!

My dear friend Dawn quilted it for me and she did an all over flower and leaf design.

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Love it Dawn!! Thank you for doing such a superb quilting job. If you would like Dawn to quilt a quilt of yours just pop on over to her blog and send her an email. Dawn wanted to see me wrapped in the quilt…..well this is me hehehehe

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I can’t remember if I showed you my very big quilt that I finished a few months ago. This one is huge and too big to fit on the fence to take a proper photo of it. The fence is just over 6 foot high and so you can see how big it is.

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I loved sewing the blocks for this one and it is a Thimbleberries design. My friend Natalie of The Quilting Bug machine quilted it for me and it is awesome. I said to Nat…just go for it and do what ever takes your fancy. She loved that and had a ball creating the patterns. I love it too. Thanks Nat!  

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I tried holding it up to get a picture of it but its just too big. I am behind it lol….. When its a nice day I will take it somewhere and have a photo shoot with it.

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The other day I was looking around in my local thrift shop.

Sitting there with my name on it was this darling basket.

Basket before (2) (Medium)

I just had to have it and I thought….painted white will make it even more special. So I have been waiting for a warm day to spray paint it. First up I am going to have to take out the inner linings as I don’t want paint on them.

Basket before (1) (Medium)

There was even a little heart pin cushion, a Thimble holder and scissor holder inside. It was a bargain for $5.00.

I love searching around thrift shops and you just never know what you will find.

hope you are all having a fabulous weekend….

Hugs to all……



12 lovely people said....:

Dawn said...

Luberly...esp wrapped in it...made my day special x x

Joy said...

Beautiful you wrapped in a beautiful quilt :o)
Joy xxx

Jo in TAS said...

Love the vintage dishes! Fabulous thrifty find!

De said...

Its a fantastic quilt! Love that basket!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous quilt and i also love that basket,what a great find Vickie.xx

LynCC said...

Love your quilts. :D

Maria said...

Both your quilta are gorgeous...
what a fabulous find in the op shop.
Will look great painted whaite..

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful finishes!

Noela said...

What a great find. The basket will look lovely painted white. I love both your quilts but the Lori Holt one is my favourite. I really like Riley Blake fabrics. Hugs...

secondhandrose said...

Fantastic quilts and a great thrift store find.

Fiona said...

They are lovely finishes Vicki and I just adore that basket.

Hugs - Fee X

Ondrea said...

GOrgeous quilts Vicki! AS you know, I love searching through Op Shops too.