Its awesome when you happen to work with people who are really crafty and are also great friends. The field in which we work is about as far away from craft as you could get, and I think we all find it a nice distraction to have a quick chat about current crafty projects and fabric and yarn... Sandra, Stacey and I had made plans a while back to get together and crochet pillowcases together. On Saturday night around 9.00pm I thought I had better start making a pillowcase so that I had one to crochet when Sandra and Stacey came around for afternoon tea on Sunday. I thought I might make a pillowcase out of the Children at Play fabric I have previously mentioned, to match A2's quilt when I got around to making it. While I was cutting out the fabric for the pillowcase I thought I may as well cut out the fabric for the quilt while I had everything out. I had designed a very simple quilt, with strips of fabric so that the main fabric panel could be the focal point of the quilt. Soon I had finished cutting the quilt out. Then I thought I might as well start sewing some of it together. When I got tired, I went to bed and when I got up after a lovely sleep in on Sunday, I thought I might as well finish sewing the quilt together. It was done by lunchtime.
This morning as I stripped A2's bed, I thought I might lay out the new quilt top and pop her pillowcase on to show her what her new quilt will look like. She is very happy with it and it has distracted her from her nosebleeds nicely. She helped me out by placing her special bunny with its ears up against her pillow. I am really happy with this quilt, I did have to make a few adjustments to the design as I went along, but I just think this quilt really suits my little girl. Now I just need to decide on backing fabric and get it quilted (it is quite a large single quilt, at 60"x90").
Sandra and Stacey arrived not long after I finished the quilt, and our Sunday Crafternoon was so lovely, we ate yummy food and had lots of fun crocheting and not talking about work.
Stacey crocheted the edges of this lovely vintage pillowcase- and has decided to now crochet the edges of ALL of her vintage pillowcases!
And Sandra made this gorgeous pillowcase which will match with a beautiful Summer quilt she has made- she even used piping! I love the white, it looks so crisp. So it turned out to be quite a productive and crafty weekend- the best kind I think.