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.



  1. What a pretty quilt and you did an amazing job for your first quilt. I admire you for hand quilting and sticking to it. This will be an heirloom for your baby.

  2. What a nice quilt, love the pattern and colors.

  3. beautiful quilt and so well done for a 'beginner'. Keep it up.