I have to say this project was very long winded and I have made a few mistakes and shed a few frustrated tears..but it was worth it! I used this tutorial.
I love how happy and colourful it is in a 'not-so-crazy' way. I bought a paisley fabric which is very fun. A pretty flower fabric which looks a bit vintage. A soft pink stripe fabric. A nice green polka dot and a lightly patterned white fabric.
I bought the white one in America from this huge craft store called Jo-annes (so much better than our hobby craft). I intended to use it as the backing but got it home and realised I hadn't bought enough...I got confused by the yards into metres conversion..argh!! I think it works better on the front anyway and it hold a lot of memories from our trip there.
I used a medium pink polka dot for the bias and a cream with pink polka dot as the baking. It contrasts against the main front but looks good.
Doing the criss-crosses was the hardest bit as it took forever and I had to make sure none of the fabric from the top and underside got wrikled and sewn like that. I had to unpick a bit and start again but never mind.
The paisley is my favourite as it is so fun to look at.
I would definitely make another quilt. It took a lot of time and the fabrics weren't the cheapest but it was worth it. I think I am slowly going to collect fabric from holidays or during memorable events and eventually make a new one.
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This is for Cindy who wanted to see more of the fairy light tree. It's not a Tree tree but I like to call it that. I love to have it lit while in reading before bed and it's great to hang some Christmas decorations on.