Friday, November 5, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Skirt & Finished Christmas Quilt

A lot of stuff happened during the week or so before our trip.  So much that my mind went blank on what actually needed to be done and instead, I made a skirt for Bridget.  Sewing is my form of meditation, see, and making a skirt helped me to focus my power.  The Sunday before we left also happened to be the Primary program at church.  Also known as Bridget's debut.  She has been singing all these songs for months.  Loudly.  She sat on the front row with her face in her elbow, so no one else will ever know that she knows every word to every verse of every song.  Unless I take her door to door singing...
I used corduroy on the big section and I don't even know what the name of that other fabric is.  The corduroy made the skirt really full, which is fun for everyone.  (That is a squishy eyeball in her right hand.  Compliments of her new boyfriends.)
Daddy looked so handsome that day that we had to include him in a picture.  (The wreath on my door was $6.  Jealous?)

While we were in the Chicago O'Hare Airport on our way to Vermont I got a couple of phone calls about this next quilt.  I already posted about the top.  It should have been back from the long-arm quilter before we left, but Dixie couldn't finish it in time.  A stranger called to say that she saw it at Dixie's and wanted to know what pattern I used.  (What the...?  I could barely understand her with all the noise.)  Then Dixie called to chat about the other quilt I'd given her and to say how beautiful this one turned out.  I was too busy trying not to puke to feel complimented.  Anyway!  Here is my Kate Spain 12 Days of Christmas Quilt (it's on display at Broadbent's this month):
I used a candy cane stripe from another line of fabric for the binding.
The back is plain blue minky.  If you're going to put minky on the back of a quilt, I highly recommend using plain instead of the dot or paisley patterns.  Doesn't the quilting look cool?
I had to see how it looked on my bed.  Cozy.
Can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to!  Go check out Amy's blog today.

12 comments:

allyn said...

zero commemts? this is an amazing pattern. it looks completely complicated and time consuming. is broadbents selling it for you too?
bridget's skirt is also adorable. anytime i am completely stressed out i always start a new project that HAS to get done that night. i feel for you that way, man.

Jessica said...

Love. That quilt is amazing. I cant even fathom how you did that...but its amazing. Super cute skirt too!

Leslie said...

this quilt is lovely!!!

melissa said...

Sew, sew beautiful! (See what I did there?) I was wondering the same thing about Broadbents. Are they selling if for you, or did they buy it from you? Cha-ching!

TheBlackForrist said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Minky on the back to boot! Simply amazing. The beautiful quilting stands out nicely with that backing. The top is magnificent though, you have skills! Love it!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful quilt and super sweet skirt. They both turned out so well!

Kimberly said...

The skirt looks like it has great twirling ability. Which is the most important thing when making a little girl's skirt. :) Very cute.
I love the quilt! I have some of that fabric but somehow yours looks so much better than mine... Lovely finishes!

Kristie said...

This is so beautiful, and the quilting is amazing!

emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet said...

Love!

amylouwho said...

sooo the ladies at Broadbent's are loving you now? yay! That quilt is pretty darn amazing.

I LOVE that skirt! And the little sweater! I'm looking for a one like that for Alison - where did you get i might I ask?

Clare said...

Hello Nicole! I stumbled across your blog today, yah! I love the 12 Days of Christmas quilt that was on your post Nov. 5. Do you mind telling me what the pattern is? I tried searching around for it but no luck. Thanks!!
Clare

Clare said...

Hello Nicole! I stumbled across your blog today, yah! I love the 12 Days of Christmas quilt that was on your post Nov. 5. Do you mind telling me what the pattern is? I tried searching around for it but no luck. Thanks!!
Clare