08 July 2013

Polka Dot Girls

When I started blogging in 2007, I was quilting Polka Dot Girls - a very pretty Bronwyn Hayes quilt that I bought as a block of the month.  The machine quilting was finished and I decided to hand quilt around the edge of each stitchery block and around each appliqued heart.  The binding was sewn on and stitched down and most of the hand quilting was completed.  The quilt has been unfinished ever since.

I had a little email conversation with Bec late last week and thought it really is time for the quilt to be finished - there were 3 hearts and 6 blocks to be hand-quilted - not much at all and they were done on Friday and Saturday nights.  I am so pleased the quilt is properly finished at last.

Polka Dot Girls 61" x 60.5"
 

I added two extra hearts to the bottom of the "Gingham Girls" block - much happier with it now.


Reasonably quiet day at home on Saturday - lots of housework, a couple of visitors and then some time in the sewing room.  Thought I'd start putting my Churn Dash blocks together.  Spent ages sorting out the block placement.


I love how this is turning out - the colours look so fresh and crisp against the white.

Michael celebrated a birthday during the week, so yesterday we went to Sydney to see the birthday boy and go out for dinner.  I made an orange/lemon poppy seed cake for afternoon tea.  It was delicious.
 


Dinner, at Una's in Darlinghurst, was a lot of fun - my kids are the best company.

13 comments:

Maria said...

I really like Bronwyn Hayes designs and your Polka Dot Girls is beautiful. Congratulations on the finish.
Hmm nice orange poppy seed cake.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well done on the finish it is gorgeous.....sounds like you had a good weekend...

Leanne said...

What a lovely finish. There is nothing better than time spent with your children.

marina said...

well done on your 'proper' finish.
The extra hearts look perfect.
I love your churn dash blocks too, they are going to be such a gorgeous quilt.
With my boys I find the Good thing about your own kids is that they 'get' you.

Lorraine said...

how many of us have "almost finished" items languishing in our sewing rooms!! love the churn dash blocks...I am really enjoying white and brights at the moment....time spent with the kids is always fun. Counting the weeks until I have them all together again! (17 weeks and three days) :)

shez said...

wow Lynda this quilt is stunning,i have the patterns but havent started it yet.Happy birthday micheal,its great when your kids are your best friends too.xx

helbel19 said...

Great work Lynda even if its taken a long time. Mmmmmm I would love it piece of that wonderful cake.

Helen

Nicky said...

What a masterpiece Lynda, good on you for getting it finished. A lovely weekend all round for you :-)

Susan said...

Why do we get so close to finished and then stop! Well done for finishing, it looks great. It does sound like you have a wonderful relationship with your kids......so great to hear.

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda,

Congratulations on all the work involved in the Polka Dot quilt. Looks so lovely hanging up there.
What a lovely cake for your son, looks very moist and scrumptious.
Happy days.
Bev.

DAWNIE said...

Wow so much work, the quilt looks great

Bec said...

So pleased you got it finished! It's just beautiful. Have you seen the original one? I saw it a few years ago but don't know where it ended up.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Just beautiful Lynda

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