Wednesday, 19 November 2014

A slow start....

After a veritable flurry of stitching activity in September and October, I have to confess that November has had a very slow start!! This week, however, I have had a little more time in my sewing room and I am pleased to be able to show you some results.


Yay! I have finished the baby quilt I have been making for my friend's first grandchild.  I hope baby, mother and grandmother will like it.  


I used the pattern 'Road Trip Quilt' designed by Allison Harris of Cluck, Cluck, Sew.  I also used some of her latest fabric collection 'Oh Clementine' combined with fabrics that I have had for some little while.  I wanted the quilt to have a soft colour combination suitable for a baby but without too much pink or blue. It has turned out exactly as I had hoped, so I am very pleased.


I quilted it using a combination of straight and 'squiggly' lines approximately 0.5 inches (1.25 cm) apart.  Although it is very time-consuming, I love the texture that this quite dense quilting gives, it adds another dimension to the quilt.


All in all, although there has been a slow start to stitching projects in November, I am very pleased with this first finish of the month!!



10 comments:

  1. Oh it is really lovely!!! Great work!

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  2. Wow Christine,
    was für ein wunderschönes und vor allem akurates Quilting! Das ist ein ganz besonderes Geschenk und ich bin mir siccher das es gefallen wird!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi!! I was really pleased with how the quilting looked. I do hope they all like it!! :) xx

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  3. Wow..... the quilting is fantastic - great job!
    A perfect gift!

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    1. Hello Deborah! Thank you! It is lovely to have it finished.... now to start the next project!! :) xx

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  4. The quilt is adorable - everyone is sure to love it!

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    1. Thank you Emmajane! Glad you like it!! :) x

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  5. What a gorgeous baby quilt, such a simple design but the color combination and your quilting make is very beautiful. I'm sure they will love it

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    1. Thank you Dawn! It is a simple pattern that was fun to put together and I really enjoyed the quilting! :) xx

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