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Saturday, 7 May 2022

My First Ever Quilt

I have always sewn since I was a small child. Making clothes for my dolls and then later for myself and for my children. I have three embroidery machines but I had never made a quilt before. On a recent clear out I came across my fabric stash and I actually had quite a lot of cotton quilting fabric left over from a previous project of making bags and clowns that sat in hoops. It just so happens that my daughters Mother-in-law is a quilter, so recently we started to get together just one morning a week and this is the result, my first ever quilt. It was made out of 2 1/2 inch strips and 2 1/2 inch squares between each different fabric. I'm really enjoying getting back into some sewing again after a long break and have already cut out the fabric for my next quilt. The fabrics I'm using are the same as these with a couple of new ones that I bought. I would also like to enter this into the River Of Creativity Challenge, which is No Cards with the option of recycled.


This will not mean that 'm giving up everything else, just something to do along with everything else. thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

11 comments:

Carole said...

Well done you..a beautiful quilt that I am sure you will treasure. I bet you can't wait to get started on the next one.x

brenda said...

Beautiful Sue and like the design with the strips. One of my DIL's is an avid quilter, she always cuts small hexies which look so much work and only ever used Liberty fabric, so spends a fortune.

B x

Aquarius said...

This is a great quilt with the random strips and dark contrast squares. Always nice to have a wide variety of crafty projects and techniques to call on as the mood takes you. Also helps if you have a house full of miscellaneous 'stuff' πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

brenda said...

Hi again Sue, popped back as just seen you've linked up at River of Creativity, your patchwork is absolutely perfect for our challenge.

B x

Glennis F said...

That is very impressive, I love the design

Zoechaos said...

Well done this must have been so much fun and the result is wonderful, what a great way to expand your crafting skills. Thank you for adding to the River of Creativity. x

cotnob said...

This is stunning Sue, it looks like lots of hard work but well worth the effort.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is absolutely stunning Sue, well done you clever lady. I wouldn't even know where to begin making something like this and I can sew a little. It's gorgeous x

Joan said...

Beautiful quilt Sue, love the strips and squares.like you, I started sewing making dolls clothes fir my sister’s dolls,then clothes for my daughter and myself, always made my own curtains, cushion covers etc but I haven’t seen anything for years now, too lazy I’m afraidπŸ˜€

Joan x

aussie aNNie said...

Wow Sue this is beautiful, I can feel the warmth coming my way for winter. x

Linby said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Well done.