My first quilt
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...and it's nearly done - while it's not perfect ( certainly not square and a few wonky things here and there - I'm telling myself that they add charm)...but it turned out better than I'd hoped which is good because its a gift for someone its it's rather poor form to hand over a complete mess.
It's mostly hand done - my sewing machine seems to be possessed and has developed a taste of fabric so I figured it might be easier to go slowly by hand...its made from a mixture of new and some recovered bits of fabric - the backing which you cant see is from an Ikea sheet set, the green panels are from a tea towel I found in an op shop which must have been a souvenir from a gardening magazine earlier this year - I loved the colour and the pattern and couldn’t resist slotting in the year (not sure if that is a bit too cheesy interested in your thoughts)
I also used that marshmallow type wadding you get in craft stores and it's given the whole thing a cushiony type look that I'm not 100% happy with - I'd love to here what other people use for in-between layer that gives flatter smoother results.
Either way I'm proud of my little effort and it has spurred me on to get to work on the previous quilting project which didn’t make it much past the initial thought stage.....a quilt for our next child due in February. This is the planned design...read more here.
Anyway back off outside to enjoy beautiful - hot- spring sunshine, admittedly from my rocking chair in the shade. Hope your weekend is great!