Saturday, 10 August 2019

First Attempt at Quilting!

To go with the card I made in the previous post I wanted to make a gift for the baby.
I knew that the nursery was having a Dumbo theme.
I found some fat quarter's in Hobbycraft that were Dumbo and in pinks perfect.
I have never made a quilt before but had brought some fabric dies to use in my Big Shot Plus,
I cut out a number of squares from each piece of material and the worked out a pattern I liked. 
Before I did any sewing I found some help from 
Pinterest and You Tube!
I sewed the squares into 12x12 blocks, then joined the blocks into rows and fixed the rows together. Amazing what you can learn online.
I then watched some more tutorials and added the wadding and backing to the panel. Then I stitched each square to give the quilting effect.
Now come the how part finishing the quilt of with some binding.
I cut 2.S" strips of the backing material and joined them together.
I then folded it in half, ironed it and attached it to the quilt.
Again this involved watching some videos of how to do cornes etc
Finally I folded the binding over and attached it on the otherside.
It had taken me an afternoon and an evening but I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Thisis for the following challenges

Thanks for looking


Contagiously Crafty said...

Congratulations on your first quilt. The colors and patterns work so well together.

Dotty Jo said...

Well done you! I used to quilt so I know how tricky it is to get everything looking so neat, Jo x

Di said...

Wow Nicky - this is just great, well done on making your first quilt. A real labour of love but what a result! So worth it.


Di xx