Thursday, 2 June 2011

First Quilt

First QuiltFirst Quilt front close upFirst Quilt backFirst Quilt back stripFirst Quilt close up of back stitchingFirst Quilt and matching cushion
First Quilt, a set on Flickr.
This is the first quilt I ever made! Under the patient guidance of Alison (the other 'madel') It was started in January 2009 and finished nearly 18 months later - with the arrival of Finn mid way through!

The quilt is made up of 7 rows of 5 panels. Each panel has 7 fabrics cut randomly to create a starburst effect. I used one of the squares to make a strip that runs up the back. The binding is made from brown and pink spot fabric. The quilting is a combination of machine and hand sewing in random lines in a mix of brown, green and pink cottons.

I had enough squares to make a cushion cover and both quilt and cushion have pride of place on a comfy chair in our living room, adding a splash of colour and a warmth on a cold evening!

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