Monday, 26 April 2010

I've been working on Ruby's quilt this weekend and would have finished it if the sun hadn't been shining quite so much (I know, such an inconvenience).

We had one of those weekends where everyone was just chilling and doing what they wanted. Our kids and the kids next door spent the weekend hopping from our garden to theirs and back again. We were never quite sure whether we had 6 kids about or none!

Because everyone was happily doing their own thing, I snuck some guiltless time in the attic and pieced together the quilt. I actually thought Ruby would be able to take it to bed last night but that didn't quite happen. It was one of those gorgeous evenings so all activities were temporarily halted when we decided to stroll up the road to our local Pizza Express.

A shared bottle of wine later and children not in bed at a decent hour stopped any further progress being made last night. Since I had nothing pressing to be done this morning I decided to finish what was almost completed so at least tonight Ruby would have it.

Translate that to mean a bribery to get one overtired little girl into bed at a reasonable hour, after her galavanting about far too late the night before.

12 comments:

Maria said...

Looks absolutly gorgeous Karen, I'm sure Ruby will be very happy when she comes home from school :)

Thirty-Six Ten said...

That is lovely~ I made my daughter's quilts when they were about 8/10. They still love them even though they've outgrown them. This will be something she'll treasure!

M is for make said...

Sounds like a perfect day. The quilt is beautiful, she's a lucky girl!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

The quilt is utterly divine. Damn that sunshine though, huh?

Dee Beale said...

Lucky Ruby.... it's lovely.

One Flew Over said...

It is beautiful! You have done an exceptional job Karen.

Down and Out Chic said...

you are so stinking talented. it's a beautiful quilt and i love that bunting in the bedroom too!

Pauline said...

Utterly gorgeous! I love your blog by the way, so inspirational x

poppyart said...

this is so beautiful. the neutral strips really ground the colours. a quilt forever!

bearpaw said...

Ruby's quilt is so lovely and unusual. What a lucky girl!

Lisette said...

Stunning!

LaaLaa said...

Beautiful quilt! I really love it. Lynda xx