The first quilt I ever made »
InstructionsThis was a welcome quilt for my first niece, it was also that first quilt I ever made and a lot of learning happened while making it!
I love this quilt and it pains me that I don't get to see it (or it's recipient) very often.
The baby is welcomed is now 20 months old, and her Mum tells me that she tucks a little bit of it under her chin every night because she loves the softness of the ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Mod, Funky
Colourful cotton, lots and lots of it!
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to make my niece to be a welcome quilt, and I am a firm believer in learning being a part of everyday life, right from day one. So I planned this quilt to have: soft, velvety, shiny, spotty, starry, checked, plain and flowery poly-cotton fabrics in almost every colour that the little 'un would need to learn the names for. The reverse side has a looped poly-cotton fabric with is incredibly soft and the little (now almost 3 years old) girl still sleeps with it tucked under her chin as a comfort blanket.
What are you most proud of?
Finishing such a large project. Quilting stich-in-the-ditch for the first time ever, although I have now changed to top-stitching along seams as it's easier. .
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't be afraid to rip out stitching and start again. I redid lots of the stitching on this quilt and I'm very happy with it.