Wednesday, 29 August 2012

My first quilt!

I have a little obsession with patchwork at the moment, particularly English Paper Piecing. I cannot bear the idea of sewing patchwork pieces on a machine, so I torture myself with hand stitching and lots of paper piece cutting. 

I'm really excited to have just finsihed my first quilt (and equally as excited baout my first ever blog post!)! I made it for my baby son and originally intended it to be cot size. But the more I got sewing, the more it naturally evolved into a monstrous single bed duvet size, all 130cm x 180cm of it!! It's intended as a sort of heirloom piece, as it has my son's name embroidered on to it and a few motifs from his early clothes. The brown checked fabric is from a pair of Daddy's old pjs and the blue striped is from an old sundress of mine. I'm very much a novice to this sewing malarky, only picking it up once I started maternity leave as a lovely way to relax in the evenings once T. is in bed.

I'm really pleased with the outcome of the quilt. I love the vibrant blue border and the vintage farm animal materials. I hope T. will love it too!