Sunday, 12 August 2012

Finished at last!


The red quilt is finally finished after 12 years ! It’s interesting that the fabric you choose 12 years ago isn’t what you’d choose today. So buying the edging strip, backing and binding was a bit difficult as it had to somewhat match the original quilt top fabrics. Anyway I got these recently and launched into the quilting and binding. I’m happy enough with the front of the quilt, particularly the binding but let’s just never look at the back!! I’m definitely not a quilter or for that matter a binder but I got great tips from this old post on Red Pepper Quilts on machine sewing the binding on.

So my first quilt is done and I've realised I’m not really a quilter. I love choosing the fabric and could spend hours doing this, mixing and matching beautiful colours and patterns. Sewing together the fabric is fine but the actual quilting is bulky, for me, and difficult on a domestic sewing machine. I’m much more used to my tiny animals and softies, cushions and clothing back in the early days.  
Lucky I sent my son’s single bed quilt top off to my mother in law’s quilting group to be quilted!! (Done beautifully) It's almost finished but I will hand sew the binding on. It's only taken 2 years to make! I have plans for a third quilt for my other son’s room but it too may be sent away to be quilted then I think I’m retiring my quilt making skills!



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