Cot quilts catch up

I haven't been slack in my blogging so much as my camera went on a holiday...with DH to India!
Well he did go for work, but had one day off to visit the sights and  pretty impressive sights they were too!  DH brought me home a very beautiful red pashmina which more then made up for "stealing" my camera.  Besides he gave his digital camera to his Mum, when hers broke a few months ago, he is such a good son, hubby and father.  : )
Meanwhile back at the ranch I overcame my aversion to pinning long enough to pin a cot quilt.  I have since finished quilting it and just need to sew the binding down.   
I brought a new ironing board cover and some cute knobs for ....?  Well I guess they will come in handy one day!

 Remember the pair of Dresden sunflowers I made?  Well Mum made one into a cushion (sorry no picture) and I snaffled the other back to make it into a table centre.  Both have been donated to a silent auction to raise money for palliative care services.
I have been busy sewing up more scraps out of my stash.  I made this cot quilt and finally got the purchased minky borders on yesterday.  If you think opening a jelly roll creates a lot of fabric "dust", then don't go near minky!  I have purple fluff everywhere and only had to make three cuts!  Minky is a bit more of a pain to sew onto cotton then I had anticipated, but it was the best colour fit (lighter then in the photo) for the scrap purples.  And surprisingly there wasn't much in the way of purple fabric suitable for a cot quilt at Tricia's....and she has more fabric then you can poke a stick at!
Got to go cook DH a hot breakfast for Fathers Day!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.


  1. Wow, that is an impressive sight. I'm glad you got a good souvenir! Love your scrappy cot quilt, the spotty border works well. I've never sewn with minky but I can imagine it's not easy.

  2. You have been busy again. I agree with the minky fluff. Hope hubby has a wonderful Father's Day.

  3. done lots.... lovely experience for DH and your camera to go to india - I'd love to go there one day..... yes, minky is crazy... there should be a warning to wear a mask!!!! Hugz

  4. Wow...glad DH stole your camera so he could take that shot. It’s so gorgeous! I want to go there some day but Mr. P has already told me he isnt keen so I’ll have to take a trip without him!

    Im obsessed with non traditional knobs. I’d have them on every door in the house if I could..

    Fabulous creativity going on at your place. Love the minkee borders. I tried minkee once and many swear words emanated from my sewing room. Maybe its time to try it again?


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