Quilting

  • Quilting

So, onto starting my first quilt project. I picked up the material, from Grandma Fannies, in Ohio. Luke sensibly advised me to first get a material in a pack, with a design I could follow, before I start designing my own.
The instructions in the pack aren’t very helpful so I have had to go a bit ad hoc and try to build the design based on the photo on the front of the materials packet.
  • My first task was to arrange the squares of material into their final horizontal lines. This meant finding and putting the correct nineteen squares in order.
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  • Ones the sixteen piles were complete, and accurate, I began to sew row one together. I did this by joining the two squares up and then turning them inside out and sewed the right side of the first square to the left side of the second square.
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  •  I left a few centimetres to ensure the thread was secure. I repeated this process many, many times before I had completed one line. I felt an enormous sense of satisfaction, even if my thumb was bleeding from a sewing wound.
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  • I then completed a second line and began to join the two lines together.
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  • I have now added an additional row.
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  • On to row number five!
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Finally here is the finished product!!

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  • Baby Quilt

I decided to roll out my quilting skills again and make a baby quilt.

To do this, I chose fabric that had a personal meaning for the mum and dad. I then had to go through a series of cutting squares from a cardboard template and stitching together untill I had two sides. It was then a case of trying to match the sides up and hope I didn’t fix them together wonkily! A final check that it was ‘baby-proofed’ and good to go.

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The result  was this –

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