In the pink!

Hi everyone,

The sun is shining brightly outside but all I want to do is sew indoors. Very strange….but I’m enjoying looking out at the blue sky when I lift my head to refill bobbins🙂

I’ve continued with the Bargello Trip Around the World theme this week and used up more of those lovely Michael Miller prints. This one is fit for a princess.

ImageIf you are anything like me, these images should conjure up memories of ice cream, candy floss, sugared almonds and dreamy fondant icing on cupcakes.

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I think the ivory hearts is my favourite of all these prints. How girly are they?

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I’ll be doing some quilting after lunch today and then tonight I’ll be sewing the first part of the new SAL with Claire. The chart is free and the design only requires a small piece of aida (or other fabric of your choice) and some scraps of embroidery floss. I’m sure Claire will welcome you aboard if you want to join in the fun🙂 The small design is probably just right for a gift card. It uses only cross-stitch and blackwork. Of course, you don’t have to stitch it in black. If it is anything like the previous SALs which Claire has organised, there will be all manner of colours and fabrics used. You can see previous finishes of all the participants here.

Whatever you plan to do today, enjoy!

Avis x

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  1. heathergarcia81

     /  April 6, 2013

    I just love your quilts! Very inspirational, this one is no exception. Looks Amazing!

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  2. I love your princess quilt. Thanks for the inspiration Avis.

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  3. Wow that is pink! You’re being very kind to some very lucky pink, pink, pink princess. Looks lovely though, and yay to sunshine!🙂

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  4. That quilt turned out so nice! I’m happy to ‘hear’/see that you are back in the “quilting groove”! And that the weather has given you a break! I’m with you…..the weather here is very cool and rainy — easy to stay in and sew; but when the sun shows and blue skies….I find it is so pleasant to gaze out my window at the sunny loveliness and sew, also!!!!! Have a great weekend!!! Hugs…….

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  5. claire93

     /  April 6, 2013

    now you know I’m not into pink at all but this is simply GORGEOUS !!! hope you know a princess to give it to.

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    • I do know one very special little princess but I’ll have to ask her if she likes pink. She likes to drag my other quilt around the floor……apparently😉

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  6. Denby

     /  April 6, 2013

    I’m not really into pink either but this looks stunning.

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  7. It’s another one of beauty, passion, craftsmanship, etc all wrapped in one. Your choice of fabrics, colors, style, and I say your thoughts will all make this a Great Quilt for a baby’s nursery/room. Be Blessed, and enjoy your day! Mtetar

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  8. That strawberry one reminds me of the Strawberry Shortcake doll. Is it scratch and sniff too?😉

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  9. This is a beautiful quilt and I love pink – of a hot kind rather than a “girly” pink kind – however I’m sure the princess in mind will just love it too! The strawberries remind me of warm summer days…..let’s hope today’s sunshine is the prelude of more to come!

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  10. This is so pretty. A lucky princess will love this quilt.🙂

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  11. So very pretty. So delicate! Awesome work as usual.

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  12. Ahhh! The strawberries!!! Love the fabric🙂 Makes me wish summer was here! Great quilt!
    Gun, Sweden

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  13. Wooow ! Love those fabrics , really fresh and pretty! Wonderful work on assembling all theses pieces, your work is so neat. Impressive😀

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  14. Wonderful top – great work Avis. Always looking forward to see your new project!

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  15. witchylin

     /  April 10, 2013

    I am not a pink person, however I love the pink quilt. It is so pretty and strawberries are a sign of summer. It will look wonderful quilted with different stitches. How about strawberry shapes or leaves?
    I can’t wait to get quilting again, right now it seems I will never be able to again.😉
    Seeing your lovely quilt tops is giving me itchy fingers.

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    • Thank you Lin! I hope everything is going to plan with your new kitchen. I know it will seem like it is never going to be finished but it will be brilliant when you get it all sorted. Take care🙂

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  16. Lovely Avis, the bargello is on 2 Do list for retirement. Wonderful pinks, must make a note on teh lsit as possibilities xx Debbierose🙂

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    • Oh no! Don’t wait for retirement😉 This design is really easy to make and not at all time consuming…honestly🙂

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      • M y problem is I want to do everythong, and as a result I have a massive START collection of things, I should call them WIPS but there has NOT been much work on some to qualify – LOL – I think I have craft A-D-D or at least that is my excuse at the moment.
        I thought when I started blogging it might get things moving – but I am still at a stale mate with my crafting – but then – I also work during the day 3-4 days per week – so life does get in the way – xx Debbierose🙂

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        • Yes, my work gets in the way too. To be honest, it is probably a good thing I have to earn a living otherwise onlookers might think I was chained to the sewing machine LOL! I’m sure all crafters have a touch of ADD. But seriously, I made this top in a day and I didn’t rush. I’m very lucky in that I always finish one quilt top before I start another😀 Avis x

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I really enjoy reading your comments. Have a lovely day :-)

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