Showing posts from February, 2013

My fox now has a nose

I finally got around to quilting and binding my into the woods baby quilt.

I decided to back it with minky so I didn't use batting. I was very worried about the minky as I have seen so many people talking about how hard it is to work with on the net.
I used spray baste and a few pins and it was fine.... I was fine..... I can do anything as long as I take my time and concentrate (positive thinking)

I tried a zig-zag binding because I have heard you shouldnt hand sew the binding on baby quilts. I am not really happy with it. I know I need more practice but I still think I would prefer to hand sew my bindings. It really is my favourite step.

Now my fox finally has his nose. I step I choose to complete after quilting and binding. Dont ask what goes through my head sometimes. I quilted squares around the  fox about three inches apart.

It is such a warm and cuddly quilt. My 22 year old brother has already tested it out and I am sure he would claim it if it was bigger. Now I have another…

Cushion Swap!

I was recently involved in a cushion swap run by Sue at quilted hugs we each got to choose the colours we wanted and what room the cushion was for. It was a secret swap so the person I was making for was not the person making my cushion.
My partner picked green for the bedroom. I was not really sure if the room in was made for really made a difference to me but I'm still learning.
This is the cushion I made. The blue-green points that look like flying geese are only sewed down on the long side so they flap. I think they are fun.
This is the first project I made using no pattern, tutorial, instructions etc. I saw a similar photo in a magazine and decided to try to make it. It was a challenge trying to work out sizes but I'm pretty proud of my self.
I really hope my partner likes it. I always find with swaps I doubt myself so much and I worry that my work isn't good enough.

I asked for a yellow and grey cushion for the bedroom. I love my cushion. Isn't it lovely.
I would…