Friday, November 14, 2008

My first quilt


My first quilt
Originally uploaded by redmag

...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!

2 comments:

Katy said...

I think it's looking great! I love the year added in, it's a great reminder of when you made it, and when it was received.
To get a flatter look for your next quilt try using a cotton wadding (warm and natural, hobbs heirloom, matilda's own etc), they are less poofy!

Amy said...

Hello...and congratulations! (on two counts). Firstly on your lovely quilt, and secondly because I've just drawn my birthday giveaway and I'm pleased to let you know that you are the winner! :)

Please email me (amy@moyou.com.au) with your address details & I will package up your little gift pack.

Thanks again for stopping by my blog and entering! Amy x.