Monday, 25 November 2013

My first quilt!

I recently became an auntie (yippee!) and wanted to make something for the new arrival. I've also been wanting to try quilting for a while now so I decided to make a pram quilt. With hindsight an entirely handstitched paper-pieced quilt might not have been the easiest choice for a novice quilter but I'm glad that's what I chose because I really enjoyed the process. Like hand embroidery it is a craft you can do whilst sat in a comfy chair, with the tv on in the background and a glass of wine  cup of tea
I won't lie it took ages- there are many hours of work here but it wasn't difficult and I felt a real sense of achievement when I finished. In fact I can't wait to get started on another and plan on tackling a throw sized quilt next time- I have a pattern in one of my books for a folded japanese quilt using this technique that I think would be really attractive in my favourite colour combination of grey and mustard yellow.


  1. What a beautiful heirloom you have created! Congratulations on becoming an auntie, and I can't wait to see what you quilt

  2. Congratulations! The new one will love these dancing colors...

  3. Your quilt is lovely! And thank you for posting the link to the folded patchwork tutorial. I really want to try that out -- it looks like it'd be fun to do :)


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