Sunday, March 08, 2009

216 BUTTONS....

Weird title eh? LOL..... I am going to be using 216 buttons on Brylee's quilt:


See? I am thinking of using these ones... but I might go look at other ones too....

Last night I stayed up until 12.05 in the night finishing stitching all 54 blocks together! Now I have to do the outside edges, the backing and binding... and sew on 216 friggin buttons! I don't make it hard for myself do I?


TODAY: we must go grocery shopping, we are out of so much! At least Stew will be helping... he can do all the packing and lugging into the house! Yaaaa.


ONWARD.....


ABOVE: a sneak peek at the unfinished quilt... but you can get the gist of it.... and I MUST re-paint that ikky green wall ! I'm thinking pale yellow... AND her headboard/tailboard needs to be painted white too...

CAROL: thank you! Not many do 'get' my sense of humour.. often people take me the 'wrong' way and get all offended! Oh well....

CAROLINE: They were only 6 inch blocks .. until I added the white edges, which made them 8 inch blocks... I must admit I love it too! The ikky green wall IS GOING! lol

Late afternoon and we decide to go for a Tiki Tour... to Clark's Beach on the Manukau Harbour.. we had heard it was really nice. Well maybe when the tide's in it's nice... but when we got there the tide was out and it was bloody horrid! And it smelt... really swampy, rotten fish type smelly... ikkkk. Next we went around the corner to another beach which was a bit nicer.. I got some nice photos of the pier-thingee.. .will post them tomorrow. We also drove to Pukekohe (25 mins from home) to see what was there.. it's a good sized town ...

End of Day: a good one again! Stew got the lawns mown inbetween the rain showers, I got lots done too. nite nite.

25 comments:

  1. OMG!! Chris, that is absolutely beautiful !!! Boy, you are sooo talented! She is a lucky little girl and I am sure that will be treasured and go with her through life wherever she may be. Wow...I am very, very impressed!!

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  2. WE LOVE the quilt it is beautiful!!!!!!!!!! can we be the next ones you make a quilt for... martha says she wants one like brylee's only orange :)

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  3. I am a avid reader of your blog, and just so get your fantastic sense of humor.
    I just wanted to tell you I think your quilt is simply lovely.

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  4. Love, love, love. Really sweet! I didn't realize from previous pictures just how large the squares are... I even think it matches the "icky" green wall quite nice.

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  5. That quilt looks awesome!

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  6. It's beautiful. I wish I had half of your talent.

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  7. That is one AMAZING quilt Chris! You are so talented! Brylee will love it and have it to treasure and pass down to her daughter/s too!

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  8. Wow that looks awesome, must admit didn't like the little square things as you were making them but together it looks fantastic. Well done :-)

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  9. You are one talented chook. And Brylee is one lucky little girl.

    Will you make one for your bed?

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  10. Wow Chris, the quilt is gorgeous, and I can't believe how quickly you got it pieced together! (I imagine it doesn't seem quick to you though.) You've got some serious sewing talent! :o)

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  11. God you are so talented and Brylee is a very lucky little girl.She will have it forever!

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  12. Wow Chris, that quilt is AMAZING! You must be so proud of it!! :) Well done mate!

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  13. Anonymous3:58 PM

    hi Chris Felicity from Twizel here bee a long time since I have commented but do pop in your blog most days...the quilt is BEAUTIFUL.
    miss ya Flick

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  14. It's beautiful! You are doing a great job!

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  15. The quilt looks lovely. I'm amazed at how quickly you made it.

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  16. I love quilts....and that is so gorgeous! Matt and I fight over our quilt on the couch...it's the fave blanket around here!

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  17. wow mum that looks great!!!!!!!!!!

    Daughter #3

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  18. It's beautiful - love it!

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  19. You are a very clever lady :)

    About Clarkes beach, we thought the same as you when we went!

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  20. The quilt is absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to see the finished product. You are so talented....

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  21. WOW that quilt is pretty impressive. Way to go!! Khris

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  22. That's one gorgeous quilt !!!

    I think it will look lovely with plae yellow walls and white headboard & footboard..

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  23. OH MY STARS!!!! That quilt is amazing...I ♥ IT!!!!! You have done amazing work...I am so impressed!

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  24. Chris that is a beautiful quilt, you are a very talented lady as I know that amount of effort it takes to make one of those things, you never fail to amaze me with your unfailing energy to get things done. I am shit at that.

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  25. That quilt is absolutely gorgeous girl!!
    I am just going back no to try and find out what it is called and see if I can download a pattern or something...
    You have inspired me ...
    mind you it might take me about 3 years to do one!

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