Tuesday, 28 April 2009

It's done!

and it didn't fall apart in the wash :o)
I had some self inflicted 'rules' for making this, I wasn't allowed to buy anything, in fact I did really well on this, the only thing I did buy were proper quilting needles. All the squares were cut from my scrap bag or stash, it didn't start off as a boyish quilt but as we looked through the pile of squares it was mostly blues and boys prints, so I took out the flowery ones and added a few more trucks and the such like. The blue border was fabric destined as a Christmas project but I never got round to it, the binding was the first lot of bias binding I made with my binding maker, I got a bit over excited and made about 600m of the stuff! The backing fabric, wading and quilting cotton were all given to me by Kym when she left Japan.

I totally copied Katy and did circles for my quilting, I did smaller circles all around the border, I really like how they came out.

and a certain little boy loves it - he has been warned that he is NOT allowed to have a nose bleed on it LOL.

So, a BIG THANK YOU to Cousin Kirsty for allowing herself into being bullied into cutting out the squares, she did a great job, Kym for donating much of the bits needed and a special thank you to Katy for holding my hand through the whole process and answering my squillion and one questions.
Will I make another quilt? Not until Kirsty comes to visit to do the cutting for me! I must admit, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I did set myself a schedule because I wanted it finished before Golden Week, I think without that, it would be sat, half done, on the back of the sofa collecting dust. I would like to make something on the lines of this, I think it would look lovely on our bed!
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