Thursday, 15 February 2007

My Worst...

Sometimes in life, we make something that we don't like, and that we think nobody with half a brain would like.. I made this one. I don't like the colours. I don't like the pattern. Actually, the pattern isnt too bad, if I hadn't used those colours. I was trying to make it look like a pond at the bottom and sky and clouds at the top. I think it belongs to the worst quilt competition! I backed it with polar fleece and used it in DG's cot. Kept her cozy and warm and I didn't have to worry it wasn't being loved! Now that she is out of the cot and into a big girl bed, this masterpiece sits in the dark wardrobe.. poor quilt. If, in future, I gather enough creams and browns, I might have another go, but chain-pieceing really bugs me! :)

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

First Ever Quilt

This is the first quilt I ever made. I am still impressed that I made it! I had been to The Stitches and Craft Fair the year before, because I was into cross stitching in a big way. I had an hour or so to spare, so I went and looked at the quilts. I was hooked from then. Off to the newsagent when I got home and found a few magazines to look through. Eventually this pattern was in AP&Q (cant remember which one at the moment) and I knew I had to make it for my newborn granddaughter. It took a couple of months to collect fabric because I had none. Then I had to learn what fat quarters were (besides the ones I sit on), how to use a rotary cutter, what all the funny terms meant and how to do buttonhole applique. Finally I was ready and way I went. It was started in about June 2004 I think and finished by the end of August 2004 for DG's first birthday!