Quilt Number 2 – Raggedy Scallop Quilt

Quilt number two, in yellow.

I followed a tutorial found at http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/2012/06/20/project-design-team-wednesdayraggedy-scallop-baby-/, by Becky from Uncreate.

I totally underestimated how difficult it would be to quilt the scallops. My major error though was to choose polycotton materials I didn’t love. I won’t be doing that again – they just don’t feel as nice as they ought. Still, I’ve massively improved my basic skills and I’m pretty pleased with the end result.

Now I just need my cousins baby girl to arrive!

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My First Quilt!

I love this!

I was inspired by a ‘easy’ quilt tutorial by Katie Did katiedid.squarespace.com, but found the quilting a bit challenging, so switched to straight lines. Well charmingly wobbling straight lines. I really like the way the three prints have come together.

The batting I use was too think, so really it’s more of a playmat than anything else, but it holds together and makes me smile every time I see it. Not bad for my first ever attempt.

Fabric Door Stop

Fabric Door Stop

First machine sewing attempt – a tutorial from Wolf Willow.

Such a shame that I understuffed it. It still makes a handy addition to the hallway though.

(http://www.wolfandwillowblog.com/2010/08/free-sewing-pattern-open-sesame-fabric-doorstop.html)

Hello world!

I never thought I’d be blogging, but here I am. Finally joining the 21st Century? Not really – but I need a place just for me, somewhere to keep track of my projects, somewhere away from sticky little hands. My kids are a joy and inspiration, but life as a mum to two under 4 doesn’t include much personal space.

I started crafting, quilting and sewing for the first time this spring – I’ve rediscovered my love of creating something, last seen at art college aged 19.

So no portfolio this time, just pics and notes for myself, and anyone else who wants to take a look.