Sunday, 26 February 2012

My first ever cot quilt ... finished!!!

It's crazy to me, the thought that I only jumped into this 'craze' of piecing, patchwork, & more recently quilting, less than a year ago!!! ... The other thing that amazes me is that I have only just completed my FIRST ever quilt ...



To be fair though,

... It was me FMQing a cot panel, which was simply backed with a single WOF length of fabric, sandwiched with cotton batting, and bound ...

... There was no piecing involved as it was only a panel ...

... And it was only a cot-sized 'quilt' ... not full bed-sized!

Aside all that ... I finished my very first quilt ... that I personally quilted in a pattern more 'advanced' than simply in-the-ditch or echoing of straight, oblong shapes (I previously quilted a table runner with this echoing) ... This one was truly Free Motion!!!


Isn't that feathering pretty darn good for a 'newbie'?!!  ... This was honest-to-God my first time actually quilting this feathering design!!! (I'd drawn it out on paper a dozen or more times over the month to get a handle on the shaping ...)

The back's not too shabby either ...


A closer shot of that gorgeous feathering ... (LOL!! ... Can you tell I'm a little majorly proud of this achievement?)


And finally, since we all love a good 'rolled-up-quilt' shot ...


Isn't that binding to die for?!!!!  Loving it!!! .... Such a shame I only got 20cm, solely for the binding ... might just have to go back for some more, *fingers crossed* it's still available, lol!

Anyway, I must go ... to bed!! It is currently 12.30am here, and I was up until 4.30am last night/morning working on this, lol, then did another 1.5hrs hand sewing the binding down this morning (half of which was at the baby shower this morning, after giving it to the lucky Mummy!!! ... Tehe!!!)

Have a fantastic weekend guys!!!  I know I will ... once I've gotten the cleaning done and gotten onto some more sewing ... Thinking I should probably do some of that needle turn appliqué for my SKoW quilt before Chooky really pulls out the whip, lol!!

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I will be claiming this as my Monthly Make for this month, just as soon as I can focus enough tomorrow ...

5 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Good for you Larissa! What better way to practice your FMQ than on a panel which is small enough to wrestle through your machine! You've done a great job of the feathering! I've never attempted that!!

Narelle said...

Well Done!
A lovely first finish and you should be very proud of your feathers :)

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Great job! Well done on the FMQ ;-)

Fiona said...

Larissa...that is fantastic.... well done on those feathers - there will be no stopping you now.... A great first quilt and yes, that binding is just awesome..... I love pictures of rolled quilts
Its a wonderful finish and I'm sure it will be much loved...
Hugz

Sasha said...

Congratulations!!! It looks fantastic!!!

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