Molly’s quilt

One of my New Years resolutions is to get back into the sewing den & get some more sewing done!

It was a pleasure to have an excuse when I was asked to make another baby quilt. The babies name is Molly rose, so I wanted to add this in, so when I came across the lettered block fabric it started my imagination to flow.

I mixed in some other fabrics including some ‘rose’ print to tie in with the name. Embroidered her date of birth on a heart appliqué & away I went.

I made my own bias binding using the fabrics used. (I so need to practice this binding malarkey!, I used the walking foot for the first time too)

I hope baby Molly likes it.

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Pretty quilt

After the success of my last ‘Rupert’ quilt, I was asked to make a girly one.  So with a head full of random colours, all the gear and no idea, I found a pattern to follow to give me a sense of direction! 

I have had to fit this one in with work/home and gym commitments, so it feels like I’ve been chipping away at it for ages. I wanted to make sure I produced a nice quilt so took my time! 

Overall, im pleased with the result… Hope you like it. More importantly, I hope the lady that has ordered it likes it !! 

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And today I made this….

I have had a fantastic day today!

I locked myself away in the sewing den and made sure I didn’t emerge until I had finished this quilt I have made for my nieces friend who has had a baby called Rupert.  So quite clearly, my make was ‘Rupert The Bear’ themed. I was so eager to get started on this new project.  It’s the first time I have made something that someone has asked for, I felt on a complete mission!

The rupert fabric was quite difficult to source, after a bit if bartering with a seller on eBay I managed to purchase these squares.  (If anyone has any of this fabric in the form of curtains/duvets, you’re sitting on a gold mine!)

I was slightly scared whilst cutting out the squares, I felt so responsible for this vintage material! I’ve never cut so slowly in my life!

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I then went shopping yesterday and purchased some fabrics that I thought would match well and some nice thick wadding. I also found a Rupert The bear book, so I put that with it too.

I created a pattern and set to work.

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Bearing in mind I am very new to this quilting lark, I am extremely pleased with the finished piece. I found the hardest part was binding it, quite clearly there is a nack to it that I have yet to perfect. I unpicked it twice!!

So…after a whole day locked away, this is my creation…what do you think??