Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Two years in the making

and it's still not quite finished but here is my Mandy Shaw quilt that I have been working on lately:

it's not quite finished as I still have a few ends to sew in on the back and also I need to add quite a few buttons (for birdies eyes, apples on trees, door handles and such like) and also add some charms to the title piece and centre piece.  I will have this as a work in progress though so it might still take me another two years to finish it completely!

Here are a couple of closeups:

This is the centre piece, it represents my family and the things I love - it still needs quite a few buttons and I have a load of lovely charms to add to it too.  Still pondering on how to jazz up the mannequin - any ideas gratefully received!

I like to think that this is me and my friend Louise going off to the quilt show!  (Malvern quilt show is only in a few weeks too - whoo hoo).

Sewing machine block - this just needs a button on the cupcake and it will be done.

I would also just like to say thank you everyone for all your good wishes, cards, flowers, emails and texts during this sad time for me - they have all helped immensely.

Thanks for looking - a bit chirpier and all sewn out from Solihull


BetteK said...

Have been thinking of you!
That quilt is just stunning ... quite took my breath away. Love Debbie xXx

mandy shaw said...

wow thats just lovely, looks just like the real thing!! well done, Mandy

Mrs A. said...

Your quilt is lovelyand well worth the time taken to make it. I started a quilt a long long time ago won't say how many years it actually is and still have"t had the time to finish it.
Hugs Mrs A.

Sam said...

That is one gorgeous quilt you have done there Nicola. As for the mannequin, how about a string of tiny pearls wrapped around her?
Sorry to learn of your sad news. I was only thinking of you the other day when I came across your e-mail about die-cuts.
I am not going to Malvern this year but I am going to NEC and staying overnight. Let me know if you are going - Thursday and Friday for me.H
Hugs xxx

Missus Wookie said...

This is stunning - and I love the idea of the tree with items representing your loves.

I like the idea of something drapped across the mannequin... what about a tiny bolt of cloth or measuring tape or adding some scissors etc. Making it look as if it is a snapshot of a project in progress?

Glad to see the tea pot too :)

Lynz said...

Oh, man, that is beautiful!! Well done you for sticking with it - I'm not sure I could have coped with all those teeny pieces! I love the idea of a tape measure or pearls on the mannequin.

I was so sorry to hear about Nan. I'm finding it more difficult the older I get to even THINK about losing my grandparents. And they are all 3 failing fast this year. But I count myself lucky to be heading for forty and still have 3 at all!