Monday, 20 June 2016

Ione star 1, baby play mat, more bags

I have now completed my first lone star quilt,  this one went wrong but have decided to finish it anyway,  it will keep the second one company!



I have also made a play mat to go with a baby quilt I made for one of Helen`s nursing friends. This is the first time I have backed with a fleece,  I also used wadding to make sure it was nice and thick for the baby to lie on.Sophie was born last week so they will soon be receiving both this mat and the quilt.






Here are 3 more bags I have made using samples from when I did my C & G embroidery   sorry seem to have misplaced the third photo.  Not sure where I go wrong but save everything to the computer, memory card and also a external hard drive but often when I do that I seem to lose them all.




The holly bush has come in handy to photo them on.

I have made 3  heart blocks for the quilt appeal following the tragedy in Orlando and closer to home the Leeds MQG that I have joined are making quilts for the children of Jo Cox who was the MP so brutally murdered in Birstall which is very near where I live.  We hope to get enough blocks to maybe do a quilt for her sister and Mum too.  So many terrible things happening in this world these days   why oh why cannot people live in peace and harmony with one another?  Will share these on my next blog as still to make the ones for the children

29 comments:

Maria said...

Lovely quilt and play mat, Margaret. I love the bags you've made too! Some terrible tragedies and how wonderful that people such as yourself are making blocks for quilts to comfort those who are left grieving.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

For the life of me I cannot see that your Lone Star "went wrong". Looks amazing to me.

I with you about all these terrible things that keep happening. Why can't people just be nice?

Nana said...

I surely like your quilts and bags but what is wrong awith your lone star? It looks fantastic!

Nana

deanna7trees said...

lovely quilts. there are so many sweet baby prints these days.

tubakk said...

I wouldn't have said that this star went wrong. It's so beautiful and bright. I love the red edges on the star, they made the whole thing shine.

Anita said...

Lovely projects! Have a nice summer!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

I've never used fleece or minky fabric for a quilted project. How did you like working with it? Did you prewash it first?

Gaia said...

Star quilt looks lovely,and the bags are great.

Martina M said...

Your Quilts looks great, and i love your bags.
Greetings, Martina

crafty cat corner said...

Love the lone star pattern, especially with the white background.

Boud said...

I love your use of textiles to give comfort as well as warmth. Two kinds of warmth, really.

PaulaB quilts said...

Your Lone Star looks perfect to me and the quilting is nicely done. A lovely overall finish. Is the bright colorful side of the mat the fleece? It's nice to have two different looks for it. Congrats on getting it done for a special baby. I was shocked to hear about Jo Cox. It's great that the family will have some comfort from your group's quilts. God bless you.

liniecat said...

Well I adore your lone star, Id live with happily!
Good use of the C&G pieces too : )
So appallingly sad about Jo, such a little firebrand, just what Parliament needs too, someone with guts and common sense.
Such a wonderful idea to send quilts for the family, a token but heartfelt - look forward to seeing what you do.

Anneliese said...

Just thought, it is time to have a look if Margaret was posting something. It is quite some time that I didn't see anything. And then there is quite a lot. I like the star how it is - I can't see any mistake - even if the maker does. (You should have a look at my sweater, oh my) The baby quilt is certainly lovely and soft with flelece and batting. Lucky baby.
And more useful bags! It breaks my heart to think of all those awful happenings - especially about Jo.
It is a tragedy.

Suztats said...

Your lone star looks good to me! The baby quilt is cute and should be very comfy, too. Love the bags-- always a need for more bags, I think. I agree with you about the too many tragedies
today.

Judys Lace Creations said...

That Lone Star looks perfect to me .I LOVE totes, bags, purses...Yours look so lovely and colourful!I had lost track of you and your blog Margie.
Glad I found you again thru Suz Tats!!
Judy xx

Raewyn said...

Your Lone Star looks great from here - I cant see any imperfections :-) Lovely totes too. I'm with you on this world of ours; Why oh why, alright.

Jillian said...

Like others, I can't spot a flaw in the lovely Lone Star. The bags DO look great on the bush - must be the bag bush! So sorry for your whole community's loss in Jo Cox. It diminishes us all.

The Inside Stori said...

Kuddos for conquering this difficult pattern!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You certainly have been busy! So many cute projects.

Linda said...

They are all lovely!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Lovely quilts and bags, and great that people are able to make positive contributions to such awful events

Monica said...

I don't see anything wrong with that Lone Star -- pretty colours and fabrics, nice and flat, great finish!

Pippas quilts said...

The new baby and mother will love their playmat and quilt beautiful bags. As you say why can we not live in harmony with each other wonderful idea for a quilt for Jo's children as her husband said yesterday it has brought out such an outpouring of love not hate.

desertskyquilts said...

That is the question of the ages, isn't it? Your bags are fabulous! I don't see a thing wrong with your lone star, either. It's terrific! The play mat is great, too. I haven't ever backed with fleece or minkee. I know a lot of people who do, but I just haven't gotten there myself. I look forward to seeing your second lone star. I can't imagine it being better than this one, though!

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

You are amazing. Perfect quilts. What a lovely gesture to make quilts for Jo Cox's family. Marion x

Anita said...

lovely quilt and play mat.Beautiful bags too. I totally agree with you about the tragedies in today's world.

Susan Hook said...

A lovely thought Margaret, you have a big heart, the Cox family will be touched by your kindness!

Angie in SoCal said...

I can't see where the lone star went wrong. Looks great to me. Love all your projects, especially that oh, so sweet bird pincushion.