Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cuter than Scooter?

I don't think so!

I'm in the process of making a couple of baby quilts which need to be made quickly due to my leaving things til the last possible moment. Procrastination should be an art form I tell you. The babies are due 11/04 and I leave for my holiday to the US on 19/04 so perhaps I should be sewing rather than writing this post? I pulled out this quilt to use as my reference and laid it over a nearby chair and naturally any quilt or garment that is laid over a piece of furniture becomes an instant cat bed.

Why can't I just give this quilt away and only have to make one more? Well this quilt won a blue ribbon at the Georgetown County Fair - from memory I think the ribbon was for the quilting which was just an all over, meandering stipple pattern. The quilt sentimental to me and I haven't had the heart to give it away.

Here's a sneak preview of my efforts so far.....

Because the quilts are being given to friends in the US I wanted to use a New Zealand theme and have chosen some fun fabrics for the feature squares. For the first quilt I chose Buzzy Bee which is somewhat of a New Zealand icon. Buzzy Bee has been around since the 1940s and almost every New Zealand child would have had a Buzzy Bee pull along toy. Now you can get plush toys, stationery, key rings and buzzy bee themed clothing - it's just not the same. The other quilt will have little cartoon kiwis (as in the flightless birds, not the furry fruit) as the feature fabric and will be in similar colouring.


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I like Buzzy Bee.
Can't give it away...keep that sewing needle flying!!
Cats are so all over it.

Elle said...

That quilt is so cute. I do admire people who do needlework and quilting. You obviously have a wonderful color sense. Kiwis for the other quilt will be very appropriate to New Zealand, right? Have a good trip once the sewing stops.

Lis said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors! The baby is going to love that (which ever lucky sib gets it) and I can't wait to see the kiwi one if you've got time to post before you go.

Now the one that won the price? Gorgeous! And congrats!!


Freya and Paul said...

The quilt (and your cat!) are both so cute!

barbie2be said...

so cute!!!

are you coming to San Jose???