Wrapped Up in Love…………..

As many of you know, I went back to the UK  for a family wedding  and I got to spend sometime with my beautiful Mum.    My Mum had a stroke a few years ago and she is paralysed down the right hand side which limits her movement and her ability to do things for herself.    Unfortunately, she is not able to sew, knit or crochet; all the things she loved to do.  So now she sits in her chair and prays for everyone.  I decided to make a lap quilt for her with a little touch of the divine to keep her company and wrap her up in Love!  It had to be bright and happy to keep her spirits up and keep her warm.

 

Happy Quilt 1.11

Apologies for the quality of the photo.  It was a very windy day and the photographer  (meeee!!) wasn’t too good!  I think you get the idea.  I used  Alexander Henry La Virgencita Folkloric feature  fabric supplied by the lovely Angie @gnomeangel.  Then I used a happy Brandon Mably Lazy Daisy print for the outer borders.  The bright  colours were broken up with a beautiful stripe and conflower blue sashing to frame the  feature fabric.  The dotty fabric is a Yuwa.  I backed the quilt with a coral voile which will be soft and warm on cold days.  I purchased the remaining fabric from Amitie Textiles.

 

Happy Quilt Close Up  1

In this close up you can see the “La Virgencita”  surrounded by Cherubs, Angels, birds and beautiful flowers.  I hand quilted around the lady and cherubs using a pink perle 8 cotton.  I straight line quilted around the sashing.

Happy Quilt 2.1

Here is a picture of my beautiful Mum sitting in her chair with her Happy Quilt, wrapped up in Love.  I hope it gives her much joy in the days ahead.

I am linking up this post with NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation, Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict and , TGIFF @  Devoted Quilter   Finish it Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts. Stop by these wonderful blogs to check out all the fabulous projects.

Til next time, have a fun filled, fabulous weekend……………..Marie xxx

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WIP Wednesday….

In order to keep my blogging more frequent I will  focus on the pics and a little less on the words.  As you can imagine, I have lots of WIPs but thought I’d share a some of the blocks I have made for the Aussie Modern Instabee hosted by the lovely Lisa Chambers.  I absolutely love this bee and I have been enjoying making the blocks for my bee friends.

 

Blue Bells Cabin  –  this was a fabulous block to make and I love the  bright and bold fabrics.  My Bee friend liked it too!

 

Blue Bells Cabin

Stacked Windmills – this block was more  challenging but I was happy with the way it turned out!  Thirty six half square triangles was an effort but it was worth it for my lovely Bee friend.

Stacked Windmills 1

Triple Star – I love this block and this is the block I chose also.  I made this one for another Bee Friend.  The brief was to use your favorite fabrics. The aqua spots and the pink floral has been a favorite fabric combo for quite sometime now!

Triple Star 2.1

Each Bee member chose their fabric combinations whether it was favorite fabrics, white back ground and /or specific colours.  I opted for a low volume background I am really pleased with the way my blocks have turned out.   I will share more next time.

I am linking this post up with  WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced and Lets Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts.

Wishing you all a happy  fun filled week !

Til next time ……………………Marie xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well it has been a while…………..

It’s  been a while since I last posted on my blog!

There have  been lots of exciting things happening in my life which has kept me away from my blog! However, I am still active on Instagram  @quiltswithersonality if you want to see what I have been up to!   I have been on holidays with my family staying in Dubai then on to the UK to attend a family wedding and spend time visiting my Mum!   The wedding was Black Tie.  I had the dress and I just needed to make a bag.  I made a “Dilly Bag” designed by the urber-talented Judy Newman.

 

Dilly Bag 1

Dilly Bag using Liberty, Yuwa and Anna Maria Horner Fabrics

 

I used lots of Liberty Yuwa and Anna Maria Horner Fabrics.  I lined the bag with AMH fabrics too!  It is so nice to fussy cut hexies and make the best of feature prints to add a point of difference.  The string was black velvet and I so love the little liberty pink  hexies – courtesy of Judy!  Following are some close ups……

 

Dilly Bag Collage

…..And …..the Dilly Bag making its debut!

DB Model 1

I absolutely love this bag and it is so much fun to make!  If you are interested in making this bag,  patterns are available from Amitie Textiles or contact Judy directly @ A Very Fine House  for stockists.

When I went back to Northern Ireland to visit my beautiful Mum I had the chance to catch up  with very lovely  Judith @Just Jude.

 

 Blogging Friends

Judith was one of the people who inspired me to blog and join the on-line quilting  community.  She is an amazing teacher and an all round beautiful person!  Thanks Judith for all your inspiration!

Well that’s it from me til next time.  I am linking up this post with NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation, Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts. Stop by these wonderful blogs to check out all the fabulous projects.

Have a fabulous weekend!  Here is hoping that it is filled with fun and laughter.

Marie xxx