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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
I have been stitching forever it seems and now do this just for pleasure,My DH and I are retired so I have lots of time for my hobbies--sewing Gardening and walking my dog. Have 4 grand-kids aged from 18 to 11 One lives in Australia and the others are very close to where we live. Hope to contribute more thru this blog. Kiwi Jan New Zealand

Friday, May 10, 2013

White and Stripy quilt

Some time ago at Pinestream Quilters club night I won three pieces for fabric. Pale and  pretty, one was flowery, one stripsof colour and the other spots. I took them out of the cupboard many times but they did not sing to me. Then one day tral lah lah I added more pale fabrics plus a main background white----I decided to use the technique quilt as you go. Sewing the strips direct on to the batting and backing.

But first was to play with these strips on my  design wall.DSC01174

these are not sewn yet just pinned., ready to stitch—oh dear not enough need to cut and pin more.Before I could start sewing to the backing I had to make the backing.

Lots more stitching and here we are all finished

8 Strippy front


9 Strippy Back

and a little label

9a label on Strippy.

This is another quilt suitable for a little person. Very little!! Crib size .

Thanks for looking

Kiwi Jan

Jan Cotton

Quilts for little people

Kia-ora to whoever is reading, Fudge and I have been busy quilt making.

I had been given some fabric off cuts , all these lovely pieces begging to be made into a quilt for a little person. Naturally this meant a trip to the local quilt shop –some yummy stripes caught my eye and I was then all set to go. Lots of pieces, lots of  measuring, trimming, sewing, pressing and the quilt was finished.DSC01193

The blocks left over were used for the backing of this wee quilt for a little person




In all the years I have been quilting possibly around 15 or so I have never made a Eye Spy Quilt and now was the time.

Small problem. I did not have the fabrics needed. Being quilters we help each other out with swapping fabric –I helped out a couple of friends and they helped me out with the Eye Spy fabrics. Many thanks you two, you know who you are.

I did have the fabric for the corner blocks and away we went again, Fudge and I. Lots of cutting and stitching and pressing and measuring and more sewing and the Eye Spy quilt took shape.


Among the fabrics given me was the  delightful fabric I used on the backing. I am sure a little person will have much fun Eye Spying this quilt


Of course there were blocks left over and I felt a big pillow case would be great –to help the little person sit up or ---


The backing of the pillow case is the same as the edge’s on the front.

Thanks for looking at my stitching –more to come.

Kiwi Jan

Jan Cotton