Monday, 5 October 2009

Quilting adventures

I started this a while back, and in a moment of "sewers block" I reached into to my project draw and pulled out a cot quilt I had started a while back and I decided to work on it for a few hours. It started off as an ambitious single bed quilt and then upon the news of another friend expecting, it became a cot quilt.

The orange and coloured gingham fabrics were second hand finds, the rest is brand new quilters cotton.

I stared off with the intention of doing coin stacks, but ended up just doing even pieces of fabric with my rotary cutter.

There is a rough design in there! I haven't decided on the backing fabric, but the edging is an orange and white stripe that I picked up at a quilters expo a while back. Hoping to get it finished in the next few weeks and then it will be off to it's new home with a new baby.

I really must find more time to do quilting, I love the creativity that is involved and the resulting product will hopefully be an heirloom.

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Sharon~Two Bits Patches said...

Quilting is the best. I love your colour selection Margaret, I think all babies should have bright colours surrounding them. I like the way you mix secondhand and new fabrics, I'm not brave enough to mix the two.

Thea said...

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