Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The colour purple...

As a lot of you already know Mum comes over every Tuesday and we wisely spend the day sewing and quilting!

In June she started her most formidable project to date to produce an early wedding anniversary surprise for a lovely lady at dad’s work.

After finding out her favourite colour was purple, Mum and I spent a lot of time selecting the right fabrics. It was such hard work checking out every quilt store we came across in the search for purples! : )

Then work began in earnest every week and slowly it began to evolve over time into a king size quilt that has exceeded our expectations. It’s a monster!!!

We finally finished the last stitch on Saturday.

She has done such an amazing job! I only helped with the cutting she did everything else on her own! What a champ!

Sorry for the blurry photo.

Its details are:

Dimensions: 90 x 104 inches

Poly wool batting

quilted in purple thread by Vicky at Stitch It Quilts.

To Julie and Gino, Mum and Dad hope you like it.


ladybugquilting said...

Looks Fantastic!!!!
My Favorite colour is Purple Too...hint, hint!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am blown away by this lovely Blog and the amazing work you and your mum have done. I am speechless. I can not believe how wonderful Judy and Ron are to Gino and I - I am truly blessed to have two wonderful people that I know. Kelli thanks soo much for helping your mum with this. Judy no words I say can thank you enough for this lovely gift your time and effort will never be forgotten you are truly one amazing lady - thank you so very very much we will treasure this quilt for many, many, many years. Nothing I do can ever repay you for the wonderful work you have created in this quilt I am truly speechless and so very thankfull xxxxxxxxx

Kristie said...

This looks so great! I have a thing for purple lately, too. Great job! Love the pattern- will you do a tutorial??

traceyjay said...

great quilt! The purple looks so pretty. :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love that you and your mum have a sewing date every week. That quilt is a super stunner!!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

gorgeous quilt but how lucky are you to spend one day a week with your mum doing something that you both obviously love - lucky you! and lucky Mum

Amy said...

I too just love the fact that you and your mom sew once a week. I think that is so wonderful!! And clearly, this gesture was well appreciated! The quilt looks beautiful!

Adele said...

Clever Mumma! Love it!