Tuesday, 21 September 2010
In honour of my daughter starting big school this year, here is her "ready for school" quilt. I hope it will keep her cosy through the winter months and comfort her if she gets poorly. This is my first ever attempt at making a quilt and I decided to stick to quilting in the ditch.
It took me a little longer then anticipated, purely because I spent some time trying to find some coordinating backing fabric.
I eventually ended up with a lovely kona cotton in carnation from fabric rehab. I strongly recommend asking for samples as colour matching on screen is extremely hit and miss, the colour on their website looked like it wouldnt match at all but when it arrived it was perfect.
Another reason for the delay in posting is that we are currently looking into getting a knock through and making our kitchen into a kitchen/diner. We will also be getting a conservatory so much of my spare time has been spent getting quotes and researching appliances as everything has to go!
To finish off the quilt I made a quilt label. I simply used some basting spray on the back of my fabric and stuck it on to some ordinary printer paper and ran it through the printer. I then set the ink by pressing the fabric (using no steam) I'm not sure how many washes this will be able to take, but I can always embroider over it when it begins to fade.
The quilt is far to big for my daughters toddler bed, but this will be replaced in a couple of years for a standard single sized bed, and I really want this quilt to last, which is why I made it bigger.
My next project?....for once I'm not sure but its got to be something Christmas related, I will have to get my thinking cap on. xxx
Posted by Dana at Tuesday, September 21, 2010