Friday, 23 May 2014

A Pile of Quilts


It's Friday woohoo! And I have another finish - double woohoo! I can't quite share it with you yet as it has to travel to its owner but see that pile of quilts up there...or down there...it's the blue and green one fourth down. So I'll reveal all next week...hopefully.

If you've ever visited Morocco, you'll have seen piles of beautiful carpets piled mountain high in the souqs. A few days ago, my mum who is known to dabble in a little oil painting suggested she paint a pile of my quilts. Genius idea, so here they are. The second down is my gorgeous red pixel heart quilt from Nat and third down is an old Zara quilt - otherwise they're all my own work.


I'm sure my mum was probably thinking of a more exotic location than perched on a rustic stool in our even more rustic kitchen but unless you want to attract a crowd in double quick time, doing an exterior photo shoot is challenging!

So now I've mentioned it on my blog, no pressure mum!

In other news, Zaki turned six a couple of weeks ago. It scares me how quickly time goes but with each birthday we enjoy the new personality traits which emerge. When I look at these photos from last year and this I realize how he has grown.


We had a great day at an aqua park here..


..and someone experienced their first waterslide!

Have a great weekend.

Annabella x

22 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

love the pile of quilts! Would love to see the painting too!
And kids grow up so fast!! My baby is 25 now, hard to believe!
Have a great day.

Charlotte said...

such a big change from 5 to 6!

Isisjem said...

Your floor is a quilt!!!!! I got a bit distracted by the floor :-)

Katherine said...

Such a gorgeous stack of quilts! Cool idea to make them into a painting - seems like talent abounds in your family.

Whoa. Your little man has really grown in the past year. Belated happy birthday to him!

Rebecca Lynne said...

That is the most delicious pile of yumminess! I can't get over how adult Zaki looks now. Agh, my oldest is between 5 and 6...I'm not ready for her to grow that fast! xo B

Trudi said...

What a beautiful pile of quilts! and I am sure the new one is too beautiful for words! 6! such a frown up age!

CJ said...

A pile of quilts is one of my favourite things, I love it. My littlest boy will be six in a couple of weeks. How fast the time flies by. I hope you all have a good weekend. CJ xx

cheeky monkey said...

Love the pile of quilts and the blue wall. Isn't it amazing how much more grown up they look after one year? I am always surprised when I look at my girls picture.

Strawberry Patch said...

I could spot the two quilts that weren't your own a mile off, love you colour and style :-)

Judith, Belfast said...

Before you know it wee Zaki will be taller than you! Enjoy the small years! Jxo

Leanne said...

It is a surprise how fast they grow and then one day that little boy is taller than you. The pile of quilts is lovely too.

liz said...

Gorgeous boy, and yes he looks much more mature in just one year. Fun times, watching them grow. My babies are in their mid 20s now.... the journey has been amazing - and quick!

Love the pile of quilts and think it will make a cool painting.

Jenelle said...

5 to 6 is a huge milestone. :) Happy belated birthday to Zaki! This past year was my first teaching preschool, and I can't believe how much the kids have grown in just that short time. It's clearly seen in both the difference between their beginning of year photos to now, just like in Zaki's, as well as their level of confidence. It's been fun documenting that for their parent's too, both in photos and in their schoolwork portfolios.

Janine said...

Your pile of quilts looks great and I'm intrigued to see more of the blue and green one. They'll make a lovely painting! And a belated Happy Birthday to ZaKi. I hope he has a wonderful year and that it doesn't go by too fast :)

Patchwork and Play said...

What a lovely idea to paint a pile of quilts! it will be beautiful going by those on the chair! Happy birthday to your dear little boy! Where do the years go?

diane said...

handsome birthday boy, beautiful quilts...and no pressure Mum, but get that painting finished. It will be lovely

Chris said...

Hi Annabella, the quilts are beautiful. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Catherine said...

Gosh, so grown up, what a difference a year makes. Love those quilts

Dianne Neale said...

Such a thrill to have your mum paint your quilts. My mum was a bit if a painter - she would've liked all our quilts!

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

I LOVE your pile of quilts! Haven't been to Morocco, but closeby and I know exactly what you mean about the piles of carpets.

Katy Cameron said...

Who knew you'd never visited a water slide before... ;o)

Just catching up, love the makes, and the quilt pile, and I'm sure you're mum will do it justice with the lovely, bright background colours.

dutchcomfort said...

A Belated Happy Birthday to Zaki! Lovely pictures!