Saturday, 20 October 2012

Busy stitching

 I have been busy making not one but three baby quilts- I think it's two too many. I enjoy making them though and because I am a beginner I want to make more as i keep thinking of ways to improve them.

 This is my munki munki quilt- heather ross, the inspiration is from Aneela at comfort stitching
 I started it last year and just never got around to finishing it.

I am waiting for some Heather Ross fabric that I have had printed at Spoonflower for the backing and I have somered polka dot binding for the edge. It has toadstools on it and I love it. I uploaded it from the Cd in the Heather Ross book I talked about last time.
The second quilt is a pink pack I bought from Kim at Worn and Washed a couple of years ago. I attempted a nine patch design where you have 9 squares that you sew together in 3 rows of 3 squares then you dissect each block by cutting it in 4 even squares then you re- sew in a random order. That's how I understand it but I am certainly no expert. I liked the effect but I didn't bother with it because it was only small and I had no reason to finish it. Then I had my little girl and suddenly had a reason to finish a small pink quilt. It's probably my favourite because it took a little more effort to make and I like the overal effect of the random blocks. Pictures of that next time as i haven't had a chance to take them yet.

Here is the finished one taaadahhh!!
This one is made of old feedsacks, new repro feedsacks, rescued scraps from a scrap bin at my husband's work and old aprons that had seen better days. i hand quilted it with multi coloured thread in zigzags. The backing is so cute it's a sickly sweet jumping fawn print from Fabric Rehab. The binding is a yellow polkadot.

I think I may give this one to my sister for her new baby arriving in December.


bee @ thelinencloud said...

Your quilts look very beautiful ... I am in the process of making my first quilt ... have kind of forgot about it ... must get back to it soon ... you have inspired me :) ... Bee xx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

It's lovely, very lucky baby! Ads :)

Gillian said...

The quilt is just beautiful and I adore the yellow spot binding. Lucky baby! I made one king size quilt about a year ago. It is full of mistakes but I learnt a lot making it, and I think I may have another go at one next year. x

my little red suitcase said...

oh pretty quilt, I think I just may have to make one of these one day. I have all this material!! Heather

Anonymous said...

Hi sarah,all of the quilts you made are so lovely.Cant wait to see the toadstools :)