Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Mum? Can you make.....

I am sure many of you will have heard that little voice asking whether you could just make this or just create that? Well, my daughter's best friend is expecting her first child in a few weeks and a cot quilt is required!!

Of course, the only colour scheme for which I did not have enough fabrics was beige/white/cream/brown. So, after scouring Ebay and some of my other sources I collected enough squares to produce a small patchwork cot quilt.

Here I show the putting together of the squares. I chose a random pattern and laid them out on my work table. I would take them and sew them together in the order that they were laid out.
Gone are the days when I had time to sew each square together by hand.... now adays my trusty sewing machine comes to my aid!

Having chosen the order to the squares I always double check to make sure I am keeping to the original pattern. Yes, the reverse looks fine; what about the front?

Note on the reverse the seams have been sewn in alternative directions to prevent heavy ridges when the quilt is put together.

Now for the wadding I have used an organic cotton batting from the Heirloom range. It contains no chemicals, is non allergenic and softens more after every wash to produce a wonderful soft, antique looking quilt since there is always a little shrinking effect.

Once the three layers have been sewn together all that is left is to finish it off with some tie quilting. This I did with a cream coloured yarn which, again, when washed will simply look like a small soft knot at each corner of patchwork.

So, here is the finished product and everyone seems happy!!!!

Some little friends are giving the quilt the once over.

An ideal size to be used in a moses basket and later just for snuggling up or as a large comfort blankie.

Here is a view of the quilt folded up and ready for use.


Beth said...

Pat, how multi talented you are, from the paint brush to the sewing machine. Its a lovely blanket.

Chauncey said...

what a lovely little quilt, PQ. And I agree with Bethy... you are multi talented!

Little Dickens Designs said...

So beautiful! She'll love that quilt!

Galeana said...

How fantastic! I love quilts, but sewing isn't my forte. My favorite part of that piece is the color. It looks so antique.

ZudaGay said...

Lovely little quilt, Pat!! The baby will love it!!!

Pamela said...

What a nice baby quilt! Very sweet. Since Kym tagged me, I'm passing the favor on, enjoy the task! You can find the rules on my blog:

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