Still quilting I am......I managed to get all the top of the single bed quilt put together over Easter....520 squares to be exact. I had forgotten how long it took. I had to do 26 squares for the length and 20 across for the width, so it was easy to break it down to 5 rows of 26 squares each day over Easter!! Made the task more manageable.
This weekend I'm going to start the quilting. The process of sewing all the layers together. Again I'm going with cotton wadding in the middle and also this time I'm going with a coloured back to this quilt. The quilt I made for myself had a calico back, that you can see here. As this quilt is for a child., I just thought it should be a bit more fun and bright, so I've gone with a lime green and white polka dot print.....and the polka dots are huge and don't appear in the quilt at all, so it's a real contrast. Looking forward to seeing it finished, although I plan to do the quilting over the course of a week, not all in one day like I did last time!!
Once that's done I guess I'll have to commence the second one.....the pink one....might just start on the cutting process for this one over the weekend.....my least favourite job of all!
Hope you're all well.
Looks fabulous. I can't wait to see it all put together.ReplyDelete
I'm the same Amber, and now that I've pulled the pink fabric out as well, I'm wanting to get that one going....Someone told me quilting was addictive, and they were right!Delete
One day I'll be able to do this *sigh* learnt it at school but was really bad at it. Wish I had your talent....ReplyDelete
Oh how sweet Maree, you should give it a go, it's not hard. If you can handle a sewing machine you can make a quilt. A very satisfying project. Vic xDelete
Gosh you work seriously fast! I'm still thinking about starting my quilt since the first one you did.ReplyDelete
Loving the colours you are using here Vicki, they will be perfect in a child's bedroom.
Thanks Tammi, it is a real issue picking fabrics for kids making sure you get the right mix.....I didn't want to give them quilts that were completely floral or patterns....I just thought they wouldn't see the fun in them.....There is plenty of times in their lives where they can have a more grown up quilt but whilst they are still young, a bit of fun is in order....and they can pass these on to their children if they choose to. You should make it a Winter project, a little bit each day, and with all that fab fabric you have, image what you could do. Vic xDelete