Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Charlie's quilt

I finished Charlie's quilt and it is on her bed in her sweet room.  The morning sunlight streams in bathing it in a soft pink glow.  The quilt pattern is Annie's Garden from the Material Obsession book by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke.  Charlie chose the fabrics and helped choose many of the fabric combinations for the blocks. Hand appliqu├ęd and machine pieced by me, beautifully quilted by Leeanne.  
We bought the cute little vintage dresser second hand and Charlie loves picking flowers for it and loves having her own mirror.  All we need now are new curtains and her room will be complete.  Just for you Charlie xx.
Twenty years ago today Paul and I married, don't we look young!  I feel constantly blessed to have Paul as my husband; he is my best friend, my rock and heaps of fun too.  We rarely have holidays away from the kids but we are this time.  Early Sunday morning we fly to Queenstown in the South Island for three nights.  I have never been before so it will be an exciting, wonderful time.  I just need to get through my list of jobs before then, Wendy xx

38 comments:

marina said...

Charlie's quilt looks amazing! you have done a fantastic job and her crochet cushion looks lovely in her room.
Happy anniversary!
I'd love to visit Queenstown again it was so beautiful.
love your little christmas swap makes too, the rabbit is too cute.

Fiona said...

I love your version of that quilt... I took out my book to have a look... and it looks fantastic in Charlies room... well done...
And congratulations on 20 years... lovely picture.... have a wonderful time in Queenstown...
Hugz

deshacrafts said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Happy Anniversary!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Charlie's quilt looks wonderful. What a beautiful room she has. Congrats to you and Paul. Have a lovely time away.
Hugs xx

Sheila said...

Charlie's quilt is beautiful and looks fantastic on her bed , she must be so pleased . Congrats on 20 years of marriage , have a wonderful time away.

Kristen King said...

What a beautiful room! Charlie is one blessed girl! Have a wonderful anniversary and trip. Enjoy yourselves and celebrate all those years of being married.

laurajane said...

Charlie's quilt is so beautiful,and looks lovely in her pretty girly room.
Congratulations to you and Paul on your Anniversary ,and have a wonderful time away.
Laura xx

shez said...

wow Wendy Charlie's quilt is awesome,well done on a beautiful finish and happy anniversary to you both and have a wonderful time away.xx

Lyn said...

What a lovely quilt and I see the cushion there on the chair as well..Have a lovely time in Queenstown..happy anniversary..

Katrina said...

How lovely Charlie's quilt is, just gorgeous. Her room is gorgeous too!
Also, happy anniversary, hope you have a wonderful trip to Queenstown. A beautiful place in NZ, especially in autumn time.

Nicky said...

Charlie's quilt is stunning, Leeanne's quilting has finished your beautiful work perfectly! Does Charlie always have such a neat and tidy room - if that's a yes, please send her to my house.....my girls need lessons...
Congratulations to you and Paul on 20 years of marriage, you will have a wonderful time in Queenstown, enjoy!

Bev C said...

Hello Wendy,

Charlie's room looks so lovely in the morning light, Just perfect. Have lots of fun with Paul in Queenstown, you will love it and want to go back.

Happy Anniversary.
Bev

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow Wendy, Charlies quilt is beautiful. Well done to you both. Happy anniversary and have a great time away together. hugs xx

Mistea said...

Charlie's quilt is beautiful, lucky girl.
Congratulations on your anniversary and enjoy the special break.

Susan said...

Congratulations on your 20 years, a wonderful milestone. Hope you have a fantastic trip. Charlie's quilt is beautiful.

Leeanne said...

Happy Anniversary! Doesn't time fly?
Charlie's room looks amazing, so bright , fun & funky, But soft & feminine too. Nice that she keeps is clean & tidy too.....or was that just for the photo???

Michelle said...

Charlies quilt looks amazing!!! You have done an amazing job! Happy anniversary, what a gorgeous wedding photo. Enjoy your weekend away, you will love it!!
Michelle

Carolyn said...

Beautiful quilt! Happy Anniversary & enjoy Queenstown.

Christine M said...

Charlie's quilt looks lovely on her bed. Congratulations to you and Paul. Enjoy your little break. So! Are you going to be brave and do a bungy jump? LOL!

Noela said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Hope you have a wonderful few days together. You have done a fantastic job of Charlie's quilt. It's always great to get their input and in helping to choose the colours you know they will love it when you are finished. Hugs....

AnitaS said...

Happy aniverary and I wish you a very good trip. The quilt is sooooo beautiful. Charlies room is very pretty.

katherine said...

Charlie's room looks fantastic! I love the quilt and pillow. Great photo too and enjoy your little trip.

Cheryl said...

Charlies quilt is just beautiful Wendy - she will be thrilled. Love your wedding photo - fun to look back isn't it

Maria said...

Congrates on celebrating 20 years together and enjoy your little holiday .
Charlie's quilt is gorgeous and looks fabulous on her bed...

FloS said...

What a lovely room !! Everything is perfect and so pretty !!!Charlie must be so happy !
Happy anniversary ! Enjoy your days with your man !
Florence

Maree: said...

Beautiful Quilt Wendy...Happy Annivesary Enjoy your Trip
Cheers

Michelle said...

Charlie's room is lovely, the quilt looks wonderful too:O)
Congratulations on your anniversary, have a great time away!!!
Hugs

Kelli said...

Aw, I love Charlie's quilt, and her room is gorgeous and perfect. :) Love the colors. She's a lucky girl. You look great in your wedding photo. Happy Anniversary and enjoy your trip! xoxo

Tatkis said...

Wonderful quilt and beautiful colours!
Happy Anniversary!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Teresa F. said...

Wonderful quilt. I love it! Congratulations on your anniversary.I love your wedding photo.
Hugs,
Teresa

Teresa F. said...

Wonderful quilt. I love it! Congratulations on your anniversary.I love your wedding photo.
Hugs,
Teresa

Raewyn said...

Happy Anniversary !! I am sure you will have a wonderful time down in Queenstown! Charlie's room looks gorgeous - the quilt just sets it off so well!

Quilt Kitty said...

What a beautiful happy bride! Charlie's room looks delightful with the quilt, crocheted cushion & the lovely dresser. I love those handles. Charlie obviously is great with colour too. xx

Laura said...

Hi Wendy,
Charlie's quilt is so beautiful, she must very happy to have it.
Congrats on your wedding anniversary, I hope you have a wonderful time in Queenstown.
Send you a big hug my dear friend

Grit said...

Wow, this quilt is so wonderful.
Grit from Germany

Anthea said...

Oh melt my heart, the quilt looks so wonderful, Charlie is so lucky. Well done on such a gorgeous quilt Wendy. And Many Congrats for your wedding anniversary x

Outback Craftaholic said...

What a gorgeous quilt Wendy. You've done a wonderful job on it.

Happy Anniversary. My husband and I were also married 20 years ago this year, and we have friends who married in the same year. Must have been a good year for weddings!

Cheers,
Tracy

Catherine said...

Oh my the quilt is just so pretty Wendy, Charlie must love her bedroom lying under a quilt made especially for her by you:) Happy 20th anniversary, it always makes me smile to hear people being so happy and in love with each other after many years of marriage. xx