Friday, August 5, 2011

Supernova from Inspired by Felix


Ceri from Inspired by Felix is a cute new mummy sharing her crafting adventures and love of fabric with us in Blogland.  Check out her gallery here of cute projects.  I love her interpretation of the Supernova quilt, so cute!!  Check out this special gift she made for a new niece.

Firstly, huge thanks to everyone that commented on my last post - it was really really lovely to read all your comments which made me feel all warm and fuzzy :)    I would say it was the highlight of my week, but then on Wednesday night I became an Aunty for the first time so you were pipped at the post! 

Between Wednesday and the weekend I was frantically trying to finish the Supernova quilt which is a present for my new niece, Penelope Rose.  Unfortunately, we haven't got to meet her yet because mum is still recovering in hospital (get well soon!)

I did, however, get time to photograph the Supernova in Mum and Dad's garden and request that they deliver it to the hospital for me. It seems it was very well received and to have my stitching efforts described as "an heirloom" was lovely! (albeit slightly scared that the thing might fall apart before it gets to heirloom status!)



Anyway, here is a quick recap (and this is the last time you'll hear about this quilt I promise).  This quilt is made by taking part in the Supernova quiltalong organised by the talented Lee over at Freshly Pieced.  I opted to switch the colours around so mine is a "reverse" Supernova in that the stars are plain and the background patterned. 

The quilt is made up of 3" squares (plus borders) and measures 60" x 60".  It's backed in a cute cherry print with coloured borders that match the front (oooo that bit was tricky!)

The binding is a Michael Miller stripe and I machine stitched the front and hand sewed the back (on Sunday night with the aid of my Mum, thanks Mum!)

The idea is that this can be a playmat for Penelope for the next few years until she's big enough to snuggle under it as a bedspread.

Sorry about the gratuitous quilt photographs but as you may be able to tell, I'm a little bit chuffed with this one!

Anyway, we're very much looking forward to meeting Penelope and introducing her to her cousin Felix, who turned 1 at the weekend - Happy Birthday Gorgeous!


And here is sweet Penelope Rose on her beautiful quilt!
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17 comments:

susan said...

Congratulations, Ceri, for being featured here on Quiltstory. But of course more people should be seeing the terrific things you make!

Kerry said...

Beautiful bold quilt Ceri! That matching back is incredibly impressive- it lines up perfectly and that is a real challenge to do and I love your binding choice.

Flying Blind... said...

I love it Ceri! The backing is really clever!

Ruth said...

Really lovely! The baxcking is indeed really fab! And I love the stripey binding!

Sarah said...

Oh Ceri, more than happy to see it again its beautiful x

Laura Jane said...

Congrats Ceri! Loving seeing you on here!

Marsha said...

Awesome Love the quilt and the colors.

cinzia said...

beautiful back and front. a heirloom indeed! Lucky baby!

pinsandneedles said...

Love your version of Super Nova! Congratulations!

quiltercaroline said...

A beautiful quilt - I love the rainbow effect, the back is great and I love the binding. I hope all is well with the baby and you get to have a cuddle soon.

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt and Penelope Rose looks so tiny and cute on it!

LynCC said...

Awesome! A Supernova in negative! Totally love it.

felicity said...

I'm delighted to be able to praise this quilt again - such a fabulous interpretation of Lee's already-awesome design.

Connie said...

Please don't apologize for the many quilt photos -- love to see them all. It's looks like you did a smashing good job and I'm sure it'll be enjoyed for many years.

Lee said...

I loved seeing it again - your spin on this design has always made me so happy! : ) It's a beautiful quilt and definitely deserves to be featured here.

Lynne said...

You have every right to be proud of that quilt - it's lovely.

Both Felix and Penelope are cute.

Jenniffier said...

Looks amazing!