Thursday, December 31, 2009
On my clothesline...
So, I didn't get it done for Christmas, but here is Mr F's quilt done for New Year. I couldn't wait for it to dry before posting some pictures!
I am really happy with it, despite it being far from perfect. This is my third quilt ever, and the largest by far. (The first was a doll quilt kit I made as a girl, and then I've done a very basic cot quilt in squares for Strawberry.)
It's single bed size, 10 x 16 of my quartered nine patch blocks (each measures 5.5 inches once pieced), which makes it a kind of long, narrow single bed quilt- fine as my son still has a safety rail on his bed.
Fabrics are the Minny Muu charm squares, and a heap of other stuff including old scraps, 'good quilting fabrics' from proper quilt shops, and inexpensive quilting and dress fabrics from Spotlight.
Backing and binding are both from Spotlight- the binding stripe is from the non-quilting range. I love that every colour is there for my son to point out, and it's not a traditional 'boy' quilt- I left the pink charm squares in, although the prints are not really that girlie.
After quickly giving up on the idea of free motion quilting, I machine quilted straight lines in a windowpane pattern, cutting my blocks into quarters- easy! And a bit more interesting than stitching in the ditch, I thought.
So, there it is. Can't wait to have my little man use it. I left it on his bed last night to find when he woke up and he ran out of his room this morning having wrapped himself in it!
Hope you have a fantastic New Year- may 2010 bring health, happiness and all the creativity you wish for!