My post today is one thats been a draft for a while simply some of the pictures were trapped on my small point and shoot camera which i dropped on the hardwood floor and kinda mangled, so I was unable to get the pictures of the memory card as the camera wouldn’t turn on and I didn’t have any other compatible card reading device on hand. It’s about the quit projects that got me interested in sewing after not doing much of it since i was 20.
I’v e made 2 quilts since I started sewing, both of them for my little nieces. so they have been cot sized ones and they were both made using squares and rectangles to make up the quilt blocks. Pretty simple really but they were useful to me as I learned how to use a rotary cutter as well as how to make templates and how to make sure seams line up too.
The first quilt was made from a kit for a Peter Rabbit quilt, so all i had to do was follow the instructions and cut accurately. I had a small mishap with one of the strips and didn’t realise until i’d cut the whole strip up only to find that the rectangles were too small! so I had to track down some more of the fabric. Lucky for me the kit had the number of the store where it came from on it (I bought it at the craft and quilt fair) so i called them and they were able to send me some more fabric as well as a backing fabric too.
I deviated from the instruction in that I didn’t add the prairie points to the quilt, instead I added a ruffle as I thought it was cuter.
The second quilt I designed myself after my sister and I saw a really cute fabric panel at the quilt show, so I picked a complementary fabric at the same time as I bought the panel which was fine. When i went to make the quilt I realised I had underestimated the amount of fabric I would need, so i went looking for more of the fabric form the series but couldn’t find any. So I improvised and went to spotlight and found some plain fabric that would suit the panel and border fabric.
This quilt was made from squares and sashing strips with rectangular border fabric and bias binding strips made from the same fabric as the backing. In the end i was really pleased with it even though I had to alter my plans a few times.
Both of the quilts were quilted with in the ditch quilting as that’s all I feel comfortable with at the moment but I eventually hope I’ll be able to give something a bit fancier a try at some point in the future most likely on a quilt i’m making for myself so it won’t matter so much if I mess it up a little.
Has anyone else got some craft technique they hope to try?