Monday, 18 November 2013

A snuggle of quilts?

Ok then, what would YOU call a collection of quilts? I was on a mission over Half Term. I promised myself that I cannot start my new quilt that I got in America until I have finished the 4 (yes I did say 4) that are lying about, folded up in bags and corners!

I showed you the top of this one but now I needed to back, quilt and bind this scrappy quilt. I looked in the book where I found the pattern and it was quilted in a series of concentric squares, coming out from the central white shapes in each block. How hard can that be I thought......

I began by stitching in the ditch around the cream shapes before moving round and around in square-ish shapes. My bingo wings got a right good workout, hauling the whole quilt round and round through the tiny arm gap!

Obviously the quilting was irregular as the cream bits weren't central to begin with but I loved that wonkiness.

Some bits were wonkier than others......

And I was dead chuffed with all that texture on the back too. I was so pleased with my first attempt at quilting that was anything other than "in the ditch".

Spurred on by that success, I tackled a quick quilt that I knocked up using the leftover pink strips from Eliza's Dogwood Trail quilt. This will go in the foot of her bed and this time I quilted 1/4" to either side of the seams.

Super quick, super easy and super effective!
Be back soon with another one!!!
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1 comment:

Burnice said...

And fantastic they do look in real life. Great work Mrs Wells!