Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Favourite Quilt

I couldn't resist entering my quilt in the Bloggers Quilt Festival orgnaised by Amy at Park City Girl. Such a great idea!

My favourite quilt is my only completed quilt, freshly finished!

It's a quilt made for my baby girl, I hope she will treasure it forever and get so much joy from it. It's posted about in more detail here. I think (and hope) it will always be my favourite quilt, it has got me hooked on quilting and in turn hooked on quilting blogs, it will be the first of many quilts!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Finally Finished - "From Mummy with Love"

I've finished my first quilt! Yay for me! I'm so please with the final results. And here she is!

We moved to Singapore from the UK in June when I was 3 months pregnant - with no job and not prosepct of getting one in my condition(!) I was a little bored. I'd always wanted to make a patchwork quilt, and had one failed attempt with my mother's sewing machine when I was about 10 years old. So I thought I'd occupy by pregnant time by making a quilt for my little baby. I found a quilting shop which also does lessons and signed up for the beginners class in October. A mere six and a half months and a baby later it's finished!

It's a hand pieced and hand quilted sample quilt using traditional blocks, these are my favourite blocks.

Hand quilting is labour intensive but I love the end result. I started to quilt in the ditch, but it was just too hard to do by hand with all the layers, so I started again sewing a quarter inch in from the seams. I decided to do the minimal quilting needed to get the quilt finished - knowing that it can be added to later - so all the sashing and corners are quilted, and there are two lines of quiting in the border. I put little hearts in the coner squares - a little bit of love going into the quilt.

I chose a pink and green colour scheme as I knew I was having a girl. And I just love the Freshcut by Heather Bailey print which I used for the backing.

I have enjoyed every moment of making my first quilt and can't wait to start the next one! I've call the quilt "From Mummy with Love" and I hope Sophia will cherish it for years to come.


Monday, April 20, 2009


Spot the mistake? I accidentally sewed my binding down wrongly at the corners - had to unpick it and redo, oh well.

My first quilt is just nearing it's final stages. I can't wait to post about it and include it in Amy at Park City Girl's Online Quilt Festival (


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

First Post

I've been so inspired over the last few months by all the quilting and crafting blogs which I've read, that I decided to have a go myself. So here we go.......

I took a quilting class back in September and I am just about to finish sewing on the binding of the quilt.

It's been a labour of love. It's all 100% hand peiced and hand quilting - so progress has been slow. And on the subject of labour - my waters broke while I was quilting it! The quilt was destined for my baby girl - however she decided to show up two and a half weeks early - and I had only just started the quilting. Since the birth of Sophia I've been snatching the odd 20 minutes here and there to get it finished.
I'd love to make lots of quilts like all the ones I see on the quilting blogs, and hopefully I will when time allows.