Friday, 13 July 2012

Antique Tumblers...........

This is a quilt I made at my retreat at Cottage on the Hill in Nundle last year (just about to go again)
It was to be for me but it wasn't finished..........since being inspired to sew again I decided to attach the remainder of the binding so i could sew it down..............
But recently I found out a friend is seriously ill and suddenly I was heading off to see her............
Knowing she needed a quilt but no time to make one I decided to get this one finished for her............
she was stoked and so excited to know I had made it myself..........
With a sleep over on the way at Cardygirl's we all know how much she LOVES binding............she must be a good friend cause she helped me get the binding finished...........
then organise the photo shoot..............and in the neat tidy perfect sewing room she was able to find a quilt label................Thanks Cardy
Fabric - Antique Fair by Black Bird Designs
Tumbler Pattern ???
On the way to Cardy's I got stuck behind this triple escort wide load............the only way around is when they stopped which thankfully wasn't too far up the road but on the way home I got stuck behind another one and got stuck there for about 15-20 mins.............You know your in mining country when you have stuff like this on the roads............
and sunset as I was arriving at Cardy's...............
a view on the way home..............gorgeous.............
It's so exciting to have a finish...............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

35 comments:

Susan said...

Oh I love that quilt in those fabrics. Ann-Marie bought Kerries last kit at GDITC - I was too slow. Even when you love something for yourself, it's the best feeling to give it away. I'm sure it will really help your friend. We get too many wide loads on our little roads too.

Vicki said...

Love your quilt, Chooky - it's so effective. I trimmed mine straight to make it easier to bind, but it was for a boy - love it like yours, but I bet it was a headache binding it.
XX

Grethe said...

Beautiful antique tumbler,I am sure a quilt good one for your friend. Lovely your natur pics!
And so glad you received that beautiful heart quilt shown in your previous post:-) You`re able to tuck it nicely around you and feel the warms of their hearts.

Lynda said...

Isn't it wonderful when something just works out. Your quilt is beautiful and I'm sure your friend knows how much she is loved.

Fiona said...

What a beautiful quilt .... I love tumblers... your friend will just love it ...
Hugz

Sue said...

Love your Tumbler quilt, gorgeous fabrics.
We have lots of trucks like that trundling past the door, 'speshly tricky when you just wanted to whizz into town for 2 minutes and the convoy makes it take 30 minutes!

Cubby House Crafts said...

Your quilt is gorgeous chooky!
Lisa

Scottish Nanna said...

I love your Quilt it's lovely your friend is lucky to have someone like you thinking of her.
Hugs Mary.

Kylie said...

Love it Chooky xxx

Anne Heidi said...

Your tumbler quilt is gorgeous!

FloS said...

It is a great quilt for a great gift !!
Florence

De said...

A lovely finish for you....and the best gift for someone who needed to be wrapped in warmth.

Cardygirl said...

Loved having you here too! Obviously binding with you is such fun!

Susan said...

I love the tumbler quilt and I really love the edges as they are and not straightened. Beautiful views. Being a city chic I cannot imagine one of those things on the road.

katrien said...

Love it.

shez said...

oh chooky what a lovely thing to do for your friend,hope things get better for her.The quilt is gorgeous and love the colours,and what a trooper Cardygirl is helping you,true friendship all the way round.xx

Cat said...

Beautiful quilt and a lovely gift for your friend
I love your sunset photo

Oddbjørg said...

What a lovely quilt!
Have a nice weekend!

Bedstes Patchwork said...

Lovely quilt you have made.
such a nice sewingroom you have after cleaning up ;0) that inspired me to clean up in my sewing room to.
I will quilt my SKOFW quilt myself, but dont know yet how.
Have a nice weekend

Janet said...

I love tumbler quilts and how wonderful that it's so loved with it's new owner. Know what you mean about the trucks, I live in a mining town too.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Just whip up another one at Nundle this time! ...It looks Great. Congratulations on getting Cardy to help bind too! Xx

Janice said...

What a thoughtful gift for your friend. She will love it. Fancy roping Cardy into binding. Well done - she is a sweety.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So very nice Chooky....and Cardy is a sweetie....

Kate said...

Looks great, and what a lovely present! I hate getting stuck behind slow traffic, it seems to bring out my impatience....

gracie said...

Beautiful quilt and generous gift. She will think of you each time she holds it close. Isn't it nice to know we can count on frineds....

Anita said...

Gorgeous quilt!! How lovely that you were able to give it to your friend, I hope she finds comfort in it xx

Shiralee Stitches said...

I love the finished tumbler quilt...I like the shaped edge.....glad you got to catch up with friends along the way....we made ourselves a little unpopular when our house (100 year old one) came in 3 pieces on the back of trucks over 2 days and blocked the whole highway for some time!!!! ...this was about 6 years ago.....they looked just like the truck in front of you in the photo with the load hanging over both sides.....see you soon.....

Thimbleanna said...

That's a beautiful quilt Donna - how sweet of you to give it away!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Chooky that is beautiful...a very special quilt for your friend...a real gesture from the Heart! And good on Cardy for helping you with it all! Hope your inspiration keeps up...Happy Stitching xo

suzitee said...

Great to see you inspired again Chooky! Such a beautiful quilt, it must have been hard to part with it :) Cardy and I feel the same way about binding LOL...she 's a good friend ;)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that sunset. I'm sure your friend appreciated the quilt.
Karen

Deb R said...

Love the fabric in that quilt, a beautiful gift for you friend, hope shes on the mend x

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love the tumbler quilt...the colours, the shape of the sides...gorgeous...I hope it has helped your friend to feel better snuggling underneath it...

Leanne said...

What a lovely quilt and I am sure it will be appreciated, nothing like a qhuilt to snuggle under. I hate sitting behind wide loads. Looks like you had a nice weekend.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Such a lovely quilt and fabrics :)