I normally say hooray! but that is not enough for this one so ta dah! I have to keep walking into the spare room to smile at it and I keep making the little ones look at it too. Their acting skill at saying the word 'Wooowww!' is starting to wear a bit thin but they have continued to humor me all week.
I could not do the whole quilting thing. My machine aperture was just about big enough to get five vertical stripes to sandwich everything together. I didn't want to spoil it with bad quilting because it is the colour and patchwork that I wanted to shine.
I made a bias binding last Sunday and then machine sewed it on Monday. Next I hand sewed, yes folks by hand, I sewed the other side of binding on the back.
I have visitors staying for the week next week so my sewing/spare room will be resting but I think I am all done for a while on the machine, I am a bit sewed out. On the plus side, I have an empty drawer where all these scraps used to live and an heirloom bed quilt which I have always wanted to make.
- A collection of scraps from sewing projects, bloke's old shirts, my pyjama bottoms, given fabric pieces, girl's too small summer dresses and one Tilda charm pack.
- The backing is one Ikea double bed sheet in navy
- The wadding (batting) is made from recycled plastic bottles and can be found here
- Thread? any thread I had that was not guterman went into this quilt and cleared out my drawer nicely
- Binding was made by me using this tutorial
- Spotty fabric from an ebay shop
- Floral fabric from the same place
- Total cost,in money, not hours! £42 ($64)for wadding and border fabrics.
There is a story behind the jacket but that is for another day.
I will continue to waft in and out of the room taking a peek to see that it is all smooth for the rest of the weekend.
Thanks for looking and following this momentous
project every Friday.