Wednesday, April 18, 2012




well, i finally got it finished and on her bed for when she got home after her trip around Australia last week..

i found the original pattern on the front cover of this book and knew instantly that i could incorporate the photos into circles and from there it was easy to come up with other ideas for the circles...


i used a lot of the old quilt but had to order more green fabric which i managed to find after a loooong search [it had been discontinued]. Charlie had picked this out while she overseas and just loved it....

i cannot lay claim to the quilting tho, there is no way i could manage that .... Gail did a brilliant job and we seem to be on the same wavelength which makes its easy....

anyway heres the BEFORE .. i just wasnt happy with this, it just looked boring to me........

TA...daaaa.... the AFTER.......
this quilt is huge and hard to get to fit in a photo :) the circle strip is off centre .....

lots and lots of freemotioning....






I took the Photos from Charlies Facebook,[tried to get one from each country] converted them to b/w and had them printed.i still couldnt fit them all on....
This pic is the view from her last host family's house....



Danish Daisies :)


i used some of her favorite quotes and a little message from me....

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so thats it, my second and last quilt :)



doona covers , now thats an idea !!

7 comments:

Jenny said...

And it is absolutely stunning Jen... I love everything about it... gorgeous and beautiful... well done my friend...

Jenny x

~*~Patty S said...

Oh my dear Jen...
did Charlie cry when she saw...
I got misty eyed reading your post and leaning in to enjoy your photos and writing (eyesight still wonky here)

what a triumph for the ages ...
chock full of Love and wonder ... just brilliant!!!

you must be SO pleased with how it turned out
oxo

Lesley said...

Wow Jenxo, so this is the never ending quilt. I love it. The colours and all the work put into this is wonderful.
You must be so proud of how it turned out. I love the circles.
Now you can start mine....LOL NOT
Les♥

Jacky said...

I must have missed this post....how clever your are! The quilt looks amazing and what a great way to remember Charlies travel adventure! Love the photos, love the quotes and the quirky flowers.

Jacky xox

Dot said...

I missed this post too. The quilt looks INCREDIBLE Jen! Such a special gift for your girl ; one she will treasure forever. The lady who did the quilting did a incredible job - but it's thanks to you that this quilt came to fruition. Your weekend away this weekend sounded perfect too - always nice to get away with arty friends.
Have a good week.
Lots of love
Dot xx

Dot said...

P.S I encourage you to make a doona cover :)

Sherry Edwards said...

WOW - that is one gorgeous, creative, beautiful quilt! Bet Charlie loves it!!