Wednesday, 7 January 2015

First quilt finish in 2015!!

Well this has to be a record for me at least anyway.  My lovely daughter Kate and Ruby took me out to buy fabric on 23rd December as a birthday treat.  I was given the choice of where I wanted to go and as I hadn't been to the Sewing Space in Hythe that's where we went.  I bought a metre each of four different fabrics for a bright and cheerful quilt.  Of course it being so close to Christmas all I could do was look at it, there simply wasn't any spare time to get in the sewing room until 27th when I was able to snatch a few hours to start cutting and piecing.  I decided on a simple rail fence design as the fabric was so pretty and busy I didn't want to detract from it.  Once pieced and sandwiched I had my first real attempt at free motion quilting something larger than a cushion, and whilst it's far from perfect I am more than happy with it.

And I chose an equally pretty and busy (and forgiving) backing!!!

And to use up some of the off cuts and show off the orange binding I made a cushion to match...

There's nothing more satisfying than a quilt finish!!

Happy stitching........
Jacky O

1 comment:

  1. What lovely finishes and you did really well if you only started on the 27th! Get you, Ms Whizzy Quilt-Maker! Delightful :)