You know, I don't think I'll be making a crochet blanket any time soon. But I will have a quilted blanket instead! And in my opinion, that is just as good. I do like blankets. Colourful ones in particular. I never thought I would have the patience for patchwork, let alone quilting, but apparently you catch a bug when you start this craft and I guess I've caught it. Yay!!!!!!
I've finished the whole top of my quilt!! This is a reason to celebrate in my eyes, so I am very happy. I think it's a bit long really, but I'm thinking if the four girls want to sit together on the couch, it will be plenty big enough to warm them all. I have used metres of the white cotton fabric and just bought three metres to do the backing. I will use some of the coloured fabrics in a strip to act as a joiner for the two white pieces. It's a bit of a money saver idea but will also pretty the back up too.
The quilt will measure 2.5m x 1.5m when finished. An extra long king single I guess. Plenty to tuck in! Also, in my quilting book it says I need a walking foot to quilt. Is this essential?
Look what Daddy made in the weekend! Isn't it a fabulous fabric cutting table? Oh, I mean train table?!! Gosh, I'm not sure what I was thinking! Also great for puzzles, Sylvanian Families, quilt pinning, whoops there I go again! I meant to say lego building. Silly me.
It's on casters so can slide around the floor with ease. Hope the girls don't get any silly ideas there!
Oooh guess what? I've joined my first quilting bee or whatever they are called. I have to sew a patch out of fabrics sent to me to be made into a quilt for charity. How exciting is that? It's with Bumble Beans. The fabrics are so pretty in pink, green and white. I just can't decide which idea to go with!