Sunday, 28 March 2010

Quilting - Part 1, half way through

Yesterday I dragged J into central London with me to try and find some fabrics and equipment for making a quilt. As I mentioned a little while back I have decided to try and make two quilts for my new nephews/nieces who are due later this year. After a fruitless search around Soho we headed off to John Lewis and ended up in Liberty. Here I found a treasure trove of quilting paraphenalia all ready to spend too much money on and attempt to make something vaguely quilted. Above is the haul I bought home. With a reel of V&A for Liberty printed fabrics with some great patterned fabrics.

So I set to, measuring, cutting and then hand sewing my squares together. I don't have a sewing machine so needle and thread was the only way forward... And below is my first attempt at quilt number 1! The patterned squares are both the V&A design fabric.

Now I need to purchase the backing and wadding and put it all together to make a finished quilt, hence only being halfway through. And of course to make the next one...

6 comments:

Make Do Style said...

Great effort, I love quilts!

Kylli said...

Wow that looks cool - from excited niece or nephew bearer!! :)

LK said...

that was quick! I love the colours.

Marie said...

@MDS - Thanks, I'm hoping to make a few, although currently I have no use for them!

@Kylli - Glad you like it :)

@LK - Really pleased you like the colours, I especially like the blue/green patterned fabric

Rose said...

this is very exciting- what a lovely gift it will be. Love the fabric you have chosen, you can't go wrong with Liberty ;-)

agirl said...

Hmph. You people offend me with your talent.

(It's beautiful. I'm inspired.)