Friday, 7 July 2006

Maureen's Quilt

Here is a quilt I made for my friend Maureen.
The quilt is a simple strip quilt with lots of different pink fabrics. I got the idea from Amy's blog..(see Calico Cat under Quilt blogs in the right side of the blog). Amy did a great "green brick quilt" - See 2nd May for Amy's quilt.
Maureen loves pink, so I made it mainly in Pinks. Over the past 18 months we have had a lot of coffee together, and I just had to add in the black border with lots of coffee related pictures in it. Maureen will need this quilt, when she is sitting at home during those cold England afternoons and evenings.

Maureen was the first Mum I met from school. On the boys first day of school, Maureen met me at the school front desk, amd took Alexander and I to Alexander's classroom. Then drove Cameron and I up to Lower School to get him settled. Then it was off to the Wiener Cafe to meet some of the other school Mums.
Maureen has been a fabulous friend since we arrived 18 months ago. She has a heart of gold, and helps when ever, where ever she can!
I wanted to make Maureen a quilt to say "thank you", for all the advice she has given me, lifts in the car, laughter and stories shared, her honesty, and our ability to agree to disagree, and drink coffee afterwards! We have shared many coffee mornings over the past 18 months, and I will miss her greatly! If it wasn't for Maureen's friendshindness, I think my experience in Belrin could have been quite lonely!
Good Luck in England Maureen, I hope you, Steve, Bobby and Katie, all settle back in at home after your 4 years in Berlin. I wonder which city we will drink our next Milch Kaffee and Cappachino together! (((BIG HUGS))

(Maureen drawing the country names out of the football handbag for our World Cup Sweep)

Thursday, 6 July 2006

Quick Table Runners

I made this quilt for Cameron's teacher this end of year (I can't get used to finishing school in July).

Mrs Jackson taught Alexander last year, and Cameron this year. This quilt was a thank you for all the hard work she has done with the kids. Phil and I have been so impressed with the boys progress, and the boys have really enjoyed having Mrs Jackson as their teacher.

I finished this quilt a few weeks ago, and had it ready to go.

On Wednesday afternoon, I remembered that I had not made anything else for Alexander's teacher, Miss Shield, or for the 2 teacher's assistants, Mrs Sheppherd and Mrs Lembke.

Thank goodness I can sew up a table runner really quickly. Wedneday night I sewed 2 and then Thursday morning I sewed the other 2. All stitched, ironed, wrapped, and was able to give these out to the teachers on Thursday afternoon! Phew! It has been hot and humid in Berlin the past few weeks. These 'Summer" tabel runners can be used inside or on the garden tables. I know my quilting friends will say "WOW, they are not colours Nicole normally works with", but I had these fabrics in my stash, and thought this would be a great way to use them. I think the colours work quite nicely...and the teachers loved them!

Saturday, 1 July 2006

#6 Angel - Happiness I am up to date with my far.
I have finished the 6th angel, now need to wait for the next issue of the World of Cross Stitch to arrive so I can start on numbers 7,8,9. Hopefully they will arrive before we head to Australia, and I can take them with me!

Here is a picture of the 6 completed so far!