Friday, 23 September 2011

My first baby quilt

A few weeks ago, I completed my first ever quilt. I made it for a freind whose baby is due in a few weeks' time. She told me that the baby's nursery is decorated in yellow and green so I made the quilt in those colours.

My boyfriend Rob said that I was almost dribbling with glee as everyone admired the quilt at the baby shower. I deny everything, I am extremely modest (as evidenced by the fact I've posted pictures of the quilt here where anyone in the world with access to the internet can see it).

If you're interested in how to make one the same, here's the first of the 4 videos I followed to make the quilt:

part 2:
part 3:
part 4:

Annoyingly, in a selfish attempt to promote her probably awesome quilting business, 'Jenny' (if that is her real name) uses an industrial machine to do the actual quilting bit (which is where, once you've assembled the top, the padding and the backing, you sew right through and all over to hold it together) but there are other videos which show you how to machine quilt. I followed this technique, where you just stich over the existing seams:

Though a novice myself, I would happily answer any questions anyone has if they want to attempt such a feat. TTFN.

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