Hello my dear ladies
I hope this weekend finds you happy and well and (if you are in the Northern hemisphere) enjoying some autumn sunshine.
We have a winner for the giveaway - chosen by the random number generator known as Little S - Sarah at All Fingers and Thumbs! Congratulations Sarah and sorry to the rest of you lovely people who entered the giveaway. I wish I had gifts for you all!
Now onto some crafting......oh yes, I have a finished project........ready?
The patches were sewn together by machine but the quilting was done by hand...my first ever quilt!
I have to say that I was not prepared for how much I loved the actual quiling process...I am totally in love with quilting! This may have something to do with my fear of the sewing machine! I love how the whole thing is transformed into something cosy and comfy and, well, sort of quilty, just by adding these little stitches. It was all done freehand so you would be hard pushed to find a straight line here (!) but I think it has character!
This is the back. I cheated and made the back much bigger than the front and then sort of brought it round....if that makes sense....
My neighbour, who is a very experienced quilter, told me that I should have used a frame and then I wouldn't have got this puffed up effect....well I LOVE the puffed up effect! Isn't that what quilts are supposed to do, puff up????
And here it is in all its glory...my first quilt and hopefully the first of many. Many of you quilting gurus out there would no doubt question my methods and find lots of mistakes but I really am delighted with this and I hope Baby J's mum likes it too.
Enjoy your weekend!