Friday, 21 May 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I love this idea, a bloggers quilt festival from the comfort of your sofa and your laptop!!!





I thought I would share my favourite quilt I have made so far, for my friends Abbey and Mark and their new baby Noah.

This is the 1st quilt I made using my new machine and a Darning foot. It made free hand quilting soooooooooooo much easier and much less stressfull. I guess I should have been smart enough to know the way I was doing it with a standard foot on was wrong, but I confess, it did take me a while.


I really love giving quilts as gifts, I guess because it has taken time, has been made just for them and is unique from all other gifts...Abbey said she would take it to the hospital with her when she had him.


This is my best binding effort too, it seemed to go really well, machine stitched on the front and hand sewn on the back, hopefully it will hold up.

12 comments:

  1. What a nice gift! I'm sure the baby boy will have a lot of fun sitting on it enjoying the patterns!

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  2. Love the bright blue polka dot. I also sew the binding on one side and hand stitch on the back. It is so relaxing to sit and stitch while watching TV...and then I don't feel like I am wasting my time.

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  3. What a fabulous gift for your friend! Beautifully done!

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  4. Oh, my goodness. I'm drooling over your perfect corner!

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  5. I love the quilting on this beauty! Sew On!

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  6. Very cute.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the fabrics you chose. You did a fantastic job on the quilting!

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  8. cute! I love the bright colors you chose!

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  9. Just yummy!Love the spot fabric.

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  10. like the quilt--combination of the big squares and the pieced ones--spots are just fun...nice quilting

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  11. What a cheery baby quilt---love the giant polka dots which are great for working little eyes.
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