Tuesday, 6 August 2013

My First Quilt! Hooray!! =D

Hello! So, it finally stopped raining the other day long enough for me to take photos of the baby quilt I made for my friend Laura and her gorgeous baby boy, Harvey! I didn't get the chance to give her it at the weekend when I went to see Mum because I wasn't very well but I left it with Mum so she'll be able to give it to her. I just hope she likes!

So, here it is...


I decided to use nice bright colours because I don't see why baby colours have to be pastel shades all the time, and it's a nice size at about 34x50" so Laura should be able to use it for quite a few years hopefully!
It needed a bit of an iron at this point and the edges are straight it was just a bit breezy when I was taking the photos!

And a look at the back, unfortunately it bunched up a bit at one side when I was sewing the lines across and it does look a bit worse in the photo than it actually is. =(

A bit of a close up on the back quilting. I decided to keep the quilting nice and simple the first time round and not make it too complicated.

And here's a closer look at the quilting from the front.

       
I also added a little 'Handmade' tag to the bottom which I thought added a nice little touch...

...and I even had some help from Mr Fluffy Bum!

Apart from the slightly wrinkly back on the quilt I'm actually rather proud of it considering it's my first one. I have a bit of an urge to make a nice geeky quilt for my bed but I only just managed to fit this one on my little sewing table so I think I'll wait until I have a bit more space to start another one; I've got plenty of other crafty projects in mind to keep me going!

Anywho, hope you like the quilt!

Erica

=)

3 comments:

  1. Fantastic quilt blanket, I'm sure this will be used and treasured for many years to come. x

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    1. Thank you so much Teresa! My Mum gave it to her the other day and she loved it, she sent me a picture of Harvey all bundled up in looking adorable!

      =)

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  2. It's fab, I'm sure Laura (and Harvey when he's older) will appreciate all the time and effort you put into it x

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