Never ever done quilting before this one but it seemed a good idea early November to make one for a Christmas gift.
I love this one.
The idea started with the embroidery on the cushion.
I downloaded a printable from Creative paige blog and decided to embroider it.
It then sat around for ages as l didn’t know what to do with it.
I was going to buy a cushion cover and applique it into the front but a twitter friend wrote a great tuition for making zipless cushions and it was so easy.
I used the same fabric as l used in the quilt and they look fantastic together.
The squares on the quilt top are 6″ and l think l did it 7×7 squares. Its a nice size as a lap quilt.
In the bottom right square if the quilt l embroidered the word love to match the cushion.
I don’t know if its the difference in material – this one was made from second hand duvet covers and the pink / turquoise one was cotton but this one was so much easier to sew. I think it must be because the material was heavier. So l’ve learnt a leasson for next time.
I’m now on the look out for a machine l can use for quilting.
Mines a toyota and just really basic.
At the very least l need a walking foot, these were done with just a normal foot.
I’d love a new machine l could use just for quilting.
This year l’d like to learn to sew my own clothes so it would be better if l could have a machine for both and save me changing things every time l want to sew.
As a first try at quilting l was very pleased with this. It has definately made me want to do more.
Hope everyone enjoyed a great Christmas.