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Sunday, 25 May 2014

A quilt for Scarlett

I just have to share this quilt that is 99% finished (I just have to sew on the labels). 



I made it for my friends granddaughter "Scarlett Winter". Scarlett came along at just the right time last year - my friend was nursing her mum at home in the latter stages of a terminal illness. When mum died my dear friend gave me most of her sewing supplies, including a horn sewing table and a bunch of UFO's; the only request was I finish and use everything. The centre of the quilt was a UFO but wasn't sure what to do with it; after many months of deliberation and a birthday fast approaching I remembered a fairy panel I had in my stash. It was meant to be - mums name was Shirley and there were 2 Shirley Poppy Fairies on the panel. 


I found an amazing tutorial by Jenny of Elefantz all about printing onto fabric.... I wrote out the quilts story and then followed Jenny's very clear instructions and voila ....... printed labels.




I think there'll be lots of tears when Scarlett receives her quilt and Nanna reads the story.
Hugz
Melanie
xxx 

7 comments:

shez said...

wow what an awesome present,you did so well making this quilt mel its beautiful,well done.xx

Wendy said...

A very beautiful quilt...my middle daughters name is Winter Bliss F...:)

Anthea said...

Wow Mel - you have done an amazing job of this quilt , considering how you are travelling at the moment... I just can't imagine how it feels in your world right now, I but only know I would give you the biggest, strongest & most protective hug possible, if I had the chance.

Jewells said...

WOW! certainly nothing wroong with your quilting "mind"... what a wonderful heirloom!

Maria said...

Lovely projects!

Maria said...

Lovely projects!

Jo said...

That's such a sweet story. One to be treasured for many years