Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Toni's Giveaway

Toni Alexander of the Red Boot Quilt Co. has a giveaway on her blog. Its an adorable teddy quilt pattern called "The Beary Bunch" . She has made it up in 2 colourways and sizes. See a pic of it here, its worth checking out. I would have included a pic, but as I haven't asked permission, though I better not. If you go and look check out her other quilts...there are other yummy ones there. She is drawing the winner on Sunday 6th.

My lap-sized version of Ruby (otherwise known as "Whoops a Daisy"). It was "whoops a daisy" in Australian Homespun No.49 Vol.8No.6, though Toni calls it "Ruby".

I made it for my mother-in-law in 2005. She was very ill and had trouble keeping warm. I wanted to do something for her that would help so I thought I'd make a quilt, but what. I started going through my magazines, but nothing seemed quite right, when this edition of Homespun arrived in the post. As soon as I saw Toni's quilt I knew it would be perfect (if I made it a little smaller (lap-sized)). It was colourful and cheerful ( with gorgeous daisies on it) and made using flannels. I set to work and finished it in record time (for me). Most people who know me know that without a deadline things are apt to move along at shall we say a rather gentle pace Lol.

Margaret loved the quilt. She loved the primary colours, the flowers and its snuggly feel and most importantly it helped keep her warm in her last year. Unfortunately it went missing :( , but at least it served its purpose :)


  1. Lovely to see this quilt again - even if only in pictures!

  2. That would be a lovley thing to receive if you were feeling under the weather. Its gorgeous.

  3. Hi Sharon,
    Would you like to share your lovely quilt and its story with our readers in the Mailbag pages. If so, please contact me at enewton@universalmagazines.com.au
    Deputy Editor, Homespun