Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Binding & and a label - a finish

This orange binding hits the mark, after my squiggly FMQ border design.

Which just leaves a label to embroider and attach.  Not quite square, but near enough.

So we have the finished article here, which I dropped round to Rosie's house.  Baby JJ was unfazed by being held for an hour by a cack-handed stranger, and Rosie later sent me a pic of him lying on the quilt.  
She was more taken by the animals on the back, than the 'pretty' side, but that just goes to show that the backing choice was a good one!
And now the machine is tucked away until the next project - thank you to everyone for suggestions, input and support.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Geometric Quilting....

..... for the middle of the quilt, and I just need to do a wriggly FMQ pattern on the borders, then bind it.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

... and so to quilt....

Rosie's quilt is sandwiched....

.... and I have a lovely variegated quilting thread.

Just have to work out how to quilt it.

Best get a wiggle on - Rosie's baby is now very much with us, and I'd like to deliver the quilt to the new family next week.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

...and your next dilemma to solve...

I now have patterned red borders on Rosie's quilt - thank you for the feedback, and nice to know that the decision was quite clear cut, and reinforced my own view. Good!

Next up is the backing - either tying in with the front, on an animal theme...

... a pastel 'baby' print ...

... or a cuddly brushed cotton rose pattern?

Friday, 29 July 2016

Border Dilemma

The top of Rosie's quilt is all pieced, and in order to bring it up to regulation cot-quilt size, I need 5" borders.

But do I go for a plain(ish) red.......

A patterned red........

Or a gold...........?

Sunday, 19 June 2016


Just over half way pieced.

Still not sure on borders, backing or quilting.

Ah, it'll come to me, I'm sure!

Monday, 30 May 2016

A New Project - Rosie's Quilt

It's been about eighteen months since I did any quilting - no, tell a lie, I finished Mum's quilt in time for her birthday last Summer, and I should dig out a couple of photos.

But my running buddy Rosie (who is one of those people who is so nice, you wonder if she kicks puppies when no on is looking, or something, just to restore the cosmic balance) is expecting, and I thought a baby cot quilt might be appreciated.

I chose fabrics from my stash (about half of which Jayne will recognise!) mucked about with some layouts and started cutting and sewing.....

This is the top half of the quilt - the 2.5" squares are sewn into strips, and the lions are just laid on for the time being.  I wanted to break up the plain and print design with something of a statement - and I can wish for nothing better for Rosie and Ross' baby to have strength and courage and place importance on family.

I've not sourced a border yet, and am in two minds about the backing - either a strong blue with other animals (where I've cut the lions from), or a brushed cotton soft-as-you-like backing of flowers, which looks a bit 'grown up'.

The baby is due in August, so I have time to mull that one over.
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