Sunday, 2 March 2014

A Quilt Finish

Sunday, 2 March 2014
A colleague at work's wife recently had a baby, their second miracle child and we wanted to mark the arrival with something special (their first was born just before the school opened).

It was suggested that everyone contribute a square for a quilt - to make it simple I provided everyone with a 7" white square that they had to give back decorated in whatever way they wished.  Some ironed on patches, some appliqued designs, some used fabric paints to draw/write and one got her gran to teach her to cross stitch so she could do her square.

I then took them home, bordered them and made them up into a quilt.  Here's the result...

I also had some lovely fabric in my stash that worked for backing fabric:

All in all I'm pleased.  I'm never that comfortable layering and quilting a large quilt (the blocks on this one ar 10" square) as it's a real battle with my pretty basic Brother machine but it's the thought that counts and I know that they're going to love the finished result.

We should be getting a visit from Hayden and his parents tomorrow on his 2 week birthday so it's finished in the nick of time.


Shebafudge said...

Looks gorgeous...what a lucky baby!

Jo said...

That's an amazing project, and I'm sure it will be treasured! Well done you for doing the quilting. As a fellow owner of a basic brother machine (and a tiny dining table to boot), I feel your pain...


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