Thursday, July 28, 2011


I have been lost somewhere between illness, school holidays and 40th birthday parties (not mine!!).

Sorry for the absence, life kinda got me busy…

My oldest child turned 10 last year and I promised him a quilt (as you do). It didn’t get finished by his birthday (as happens). It did get done while he was still 10 and before his 11th birthday!

The colours were chosen by the birthday boy and his obsession with bows/arrows and targets gave me some inspiration for the design. I used the same fabrics in stripes on the back. I needed some help with the quilting as this is a big quilt and was losing inspiration. I also like the sticky bun design. I like the finished result!

We have recently rearranged the children’s bedrooms and my little two now share a room which is painted blue and red. The pink and purple quilt belonging to my youngest no longer matched. So, of course it was time to buy new red and blue fabric and this is what I came up with:



The picnics and fairgrounds fabric by DS was perfect. It was very well received and became a dance stage on this particular day for my 3 and 5 year olds!


There have been a few other quilts progress and many in the planning, but more for another day. My oldest daughter turns 9 this weekend and we are having a ‘LIttle House on the Prairie’ party tomorrow. I have made pioneer bonnets for all the girls and  now it’s time to make cornbread, popcorn balls, and oatmeal cookies. I must say I am enjoying this theme and re-living my childhood days too!

Until next time,


Happy stitching,


Krafty KJ


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

A "Little House on the Prairie" Party sounds fabulous - that was my favourite program and books as a child.

Love your Picnics and Fairgrounds quilt - and it makes a perfect stage.

Janellybelly said...

Gorgeous quilts Katherine! I am looking forward to seeing the birthday party photos next week - 6 more sleeps...
Love Ya and see you soon
Janelly xx