Tuesday, 20 April 2010

A new quilt and other things.

Wow….hasn’t the time gone quick…they say time flies when you are having fun. I have been having fun with this lovely snowman quilt by Kim Diehl. I love it and have really enjoyed sewing it. Lots of needle turn and piecing too. Love it!

Quilt so far

I have had my eye on it for some time now and I even won the book that the pattern was in


so I think I was meant to make it. I am now up to the quilting stage and then its binding it and it will all be done once I sew lots of buttons on to the snowmen for their buttons down the fronts. Also some red buttons among the branches for berries.


I have also been having fun making some of these Quilted Zipped Bags….from LuAnn. She has a great tutorial on how to make them. Here’s what I have made….plus I did a couple without zips and changed them around a bit to make them a bit different.


There is one hiding in the background as that is for my special friend and she might see this and she cant see the bag yet as I haven't sent it to her. Actually there is two that are for pressies but the other one that is for a present will be going to someone who does not blog or even goes on the internet. So I am safe there :)


There is a bit of excitement going to happen on the Gum Trees blog and so pop on over and see what is going on.


Blogaversary giveaway[4]

Vikki is having a giveaway so pop on over to her blog and enter for your chance to win.

Joy is having a giveaway also, so pop on over to her blog too ….

Lots of things happening in blog land…just as well we upped our broadband this week heheeh.

hugs to all……Vicki

24 lovely people said....:


I love Kim Diehl's stuff, she has several books I only have one. She's a great, friendly person too! I met her at a quilt show about 3 years ago!!! You did a great job on that quilt and have lots of goodies here, so much fun!. cyndi

clare's craftroom said...

Vicki that quilt is just amazing , how beautiful ! I love the bags you've made too , thanks for the link I'll go and have a look .

Robyn said...

Hi Vicki,
Well you've been making great use of your time making gorgeous things!!
Such beautiful work as always.
Thanks for sharing.

Robyn xx

Blanca D said...

todo esta preciosisisimo!!!
gracias por el tutorial de las guinaldas que hizo hace poco me han servido para hacer unos separadores de libros!!!!
feliz lunes!!!
besos y abrazos :o)

Jeanette said...

Love your quilt Vicki. It's gorgeous. Might have to have a look at that book myself. :) Hugs, Jeanette

Funoldhag said...

What a darling quilt, Vicki. I can see why you had so much fun doing it. Will be watching to see it all quilted and buttoned up. Carol

WoolenSails said...

That is a wonderful quilt. I do love her patterns and have a few in my old magazine issues.


By Hoki Quilts said...

Hi Vicki, I too have made that quilt and had such a great time making it, from the dear wee blocks through to the applique. I did alter it slightly and will send you a photo to show what I did.
Well done on the completion of it.
hugs - Miche'le

Dena said...

Cute quilt and I love the bags.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

You're right, Vicki! It IS a gorgeous quilt!!

teresa said...

Hey Vicki... I absolutely LOVE your snowman quilt. It is GORGEOUS. I also love your bags and have been making a few myself just lately. So clever...... xx

Mistea said...

The quilt is gorgeous - what's not to love about cheerful snowmen. Can't wait to see it all finished with their buttons on.
Thanks for sharing

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hello beautiful! :-)

Gosh Vicki, your quilt is absolutely stunning! I'm so happy that you won that giveaway - you sure have done a beautiful job, and like you say, it was meant to be!!! :-)

Those little zipper purses are sublime! Love em!

Hugs sweetie!!! Vikki xoxo

he he he... my word verification is "oosat" ie. "OOsat then?"! he he he... you have to say it quick and in a pommie accent! LOL

Karen said...

That particular quilt has been on my to-do list for quite a while. Kim Diehl creates such great quilt patterns. I have all of her books.

Rhonda said...

Hi Vicki....I love your snowman quilt, expecially the vine work...I'm into vines these days. Hope you're having a great week.

Dawn said...

Hi Vikci, you certainley have been busy and it looks fabulous...more lovely little bags so cute....
hugs Dawn x x

Kim D. said...

Love your snowman quilt and your bags are lovely as well. You've been busy!!

Paula said...

LOVE your quilt! It's just beautiful. And your bags are fun too! You've been busy. Thanks for sharing! Take care, Paula

Jeannie said...

You have been a busy lady and everything looks great as usual!!

Bec said...

Love your Kim Diehl quilt, she does such beautiful work and her books are just gorgeous.
Lovely bags, very adorable!

Joy said...

Oh Vicki I just LOVE your snowman quilt ... it's absolutely GAWJUS!!! Geeze you've been busy, those little zippy bags are t'riffic too, I can think of LOADS of uses for those little treasures!!!
Joy :o)

Debs said...

Oh Vicki that quilt is just beautiful. You have done a great job of it.

Micki said...

I looked up that book and will have to get it. It looks like it has wonderful projects in it!
Lovely quilt you made!

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