Saturday, June 2, 2012

Making a commitment

I'm making a commitment to my little girl. 

As part of her becoming a permanent member of our family (it was supposed to happen in May but has been adjourned off till October) and at a request made by her in 2010 for a "Love Quilt" in purple, I have finally pulled out a long awaited W.I.P. to finish off her Love quilt.

The love quilt is made up of 9 stitchery blocks designed by an Australian designer, Rosalie Quinlan. The quilt was called "Love Is". Hence Miss A has called it the "love quilt". My Mum and my friend Michelle have already completed their quilts. Here they are.
Michelle's Quilt
Mum's Quilt
I have stitched the first block. It is actually block 6.  I used a variegated purple thread (DMC 52) to stitch. In the original pattern, the designer back stitched various hearts in the blocks to fill it in. I have decided to use applique with blanket stitch instead.  I will applique all the hearts on each block for variation to the pattern.

Here are blocks 1, 2 and 8. Traced and ready to stitch or have started to be stitch. They are a bit hard to see but hopefully they will be clearer once these are fully stitched.

The next round of blocks are waiting to be traced. This will be done at my next Sunday sewing group.

So I have a deadline to have a finished quilt by the end of September in anticipation of Miss A becoming a permanent member of our family.


  1. I love that you are doing it in purple, Kylie. Okay, have I missed something? Have you adopted? Sorry to be dumb or nosy, but I just don't know what is going on and I read faithfully. : )

  2. You will have to stitch non stop until
    Mine took me 2 and a 1/2 years.
    Only because I'm slow.
    I can't wait to see it finished in purple.
    I know what you will be doing every night for the next few months.

  3. It will be lovely in purple!!! Miss A will love it! Keep us posted on the progress of the quilt and your little girl!!


  4. Woo hoo i finished mine a while back too a present for my mum 60th birthday. Looking forward to seeing your purple version. Miss A will live it and what a Great pressie to give her when the time comes. Love Simone xx

  5. Perfect! And once the big day arrives I'm sure it will be a wonderful celebration of your forever family.

  6. This is going to be so cute in purple!


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