Sunday, 24 November 2013

Pretty in Pink

A trumpet fanfare is in order or a drum roll at the very least for I have finally finished this pretty little number. You had better look away now if pink is not your thing. I am pleased with how it looks and the little person it was made for has had a lie on it and declared it fit for purpose.

There are a few names for this pattern. Periwinkle, Hummingbird and Kite. There may be more. The quilting was inspired by seeing an old version on Pinterest and the patchwork templates came via Petra Prins in Holland. I can spend hours on Pinterest but here is proof that at least some of that time was useful. All in the name of research. The binding was also done after seeing a method on Pinterest. It was made by  bringing the backing fabric to the front and mitring the corners. I shall use it again.

Progress in the sewing department has been slower than slow for several reasons. My shoulder pain is ongoing or more to the point the aching muscles around the joint have made it hard going. I am pleased to say that it is improving, slowly. Because I have not been sewing much the desire to sew departed too and this has caused me a lot of bother. The mojo well and truly disappeared.

My little miss is growing nicely and is such a joy. I am mesmerised by her hands. The first thing I noticed about her was her lovely fingers. They looked like matchsticks but, now they are plump and learning to grasp and feel. Will they be stitching fingers?

I treated myself to a bunch of pretty roses from the supermarket. I LOVE that delicate shade of green.

There is an App on the IPad which allows you to take a photo and play around with the image. At a touch it can produce fabulous kaleidoscopic images such as this.  Lots of yummy thoughts go through my mind with this but that is where it will have to stay, at least for the time being.

Happy Stitching



  1. Dear Shirley,

    Hurray! A pink post! And what a pink post it is! First things first your sweet grand-daughter has grown so big. Don't those weeks fly past? I suppose your daughter has fallen into a more or less comfortable routine now?

    Your quilt is...oh.... I don't have the words for it. I am quite simply in awe. Congratulations on completing it. And the roses? I have a bunch gracing our table too (a birthday gift from my husband) and pink are the best, most definitely!


  2. How lovely these pinky beauties !

  3. A very lovely quilt Shirley and sorry to hear you have been suffering aches and pains. I agree your darling little one has beautiful hands and I am sure they will be creative. It sounds to me like you need to just take time out and look after yourself. Take care.

  4. Love all the pink in this post, Shirley. Lovely little quilt and lovely roses. And the baby is the cutest. Hope your shoulder is improving steadily.

  5. Very lovely quilt and well worth waiting for! You will have to update your about me blurb to include your new grand parental status!! Hope the shoulder eases soon.

  6. Congratulations on a wonderful finish!! I love the pink...perfectly scrumptious!

  7. Sweet quilt Shirley. I know what you mean about losing you mojo. I'm sure it will come back. Maisie's little hands are gorgeous. Christmas will be fun this year if not for her but you.

  8. Beautiful little quilt Shirley, and well worth waiting for you to post.
    Sorry about the shoulder and don't let Mojo have to long a have been missed.
    You could say you took time out to smell those gorgeous roses..
    Julia ♥.

  9. The pink quilt is so pretty. What a sweet distraction you have - I hope she eases some of you pain and inspires your mojo to come back.

  10. A beautiful little quilt for a beautiful little girl. So glad she approves.

  11. Love all the pinks! Pink roses are definitely the best! The little border inside your binding on the quilt is a lovely accent--really sets it off--very pretty! Your Maisie is certainly growing quickly. I'm not surprised that the quilting mojo is on vacation with a pink outfitted granddaughter to spoil! Hope the shoulder continues its recovery!

  12. Trumpets sounding from here!!! The Periwinkle quilt is gorgeous and it is great to hear that Miss approves! How quickly she is growing :-)
    I hope your mojo is showing up again, and your shoulder is feeling better; it must have been frustrating for you. The roses are lovely, I agree, they are a beautiful colour.

  13. Better late than never.......,
    It's beautiful......and will be well loved.
    I hope you have a safe holiday season

  14. Bloglovin has been a bit hit and miss at sending me notifications so I missed this. Periwinkle is gorgeous and I love what you have done with the roses.

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