Tuesday, 31 May 2011

I did it!!

Well its DONE, I 've finishedImy worn and washed quilt and i love it, I love that I made it all by myself but mostly I love it because I did the binding and I cracked it with the help of angry chicken she has a very neat little video tutorial. If you struggle to get your head around binding as I did then I advise you to watch her video. Thank you Amy Karol of angry chicken.

So here it is my properly finished patchwork blanket......
Beautiful purple flower binding handmade by Blondes Backyard on folksy made from a vintage sheet. Just lucky it matched perfectly and with my new found knowledge was a breeze to attach.
A lovely mixture of colours and textures the worn and washed fabrics are so soft.

The binding did take quite a while as I hand sewed one side and machined the other.

As you can see it has furry approval too.

''How dare you disturb me taking pictures for your silly blog I am trying to sleep!''

Have a lovely craft filled week,
Sarah

6 comments:

Cuckoo said...

oh clever you! It's lovely. Bet you feel brilliant.

xxx

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful! Your quilt looks so soft and delicious, and I really love that binding. It's lovely to finish a quilt, a real achievement.
Helen x

♥coco rose♥ said...

I didn't block my squares first as they seemed to hold their shape. I would try perhaps putting a few together first before blocking as you may find that just by putting them together pulls them into a shape. Trying that first might save you a bit of time if it works!!! x

Gorgeous quilt by the way......wish I had the patience for that!

Mummy Spud said...

I found your blog via a comment you left on my Rose Valley blog, 'squiggling about' just caught my eye. I read your description and thought wow that sounds like my life, i looked at your blog and thought it is fabulous so i will add you to my blog list from now. Take care x

Amanda Makes said...

Hi! I just found your blog on Coco Rose and I'm so glad I did! I'm making the same crochet blanket as you...the one Vanessa just finished. You're a bit ahead of me...by a squillion squares! Love your quilt as well. I feel all inspired to crack on. thank you! xxx

andamento said...

What a beautiful quilt, and the cat's rather cute too! I love the fabrics you have used, the colours are perfect togather.