8 December 2011

I finally Finished my Patchwork quilt!!

I'm so happy to show you my first ever patchwork quilt. I told you about it a few months back, aiming to get it all finished in November. It took me a little longer but I'm just so glad I have finished it while it is still ABSOLUTELY FREEZING outside!

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.

Gemma x

6 comments:

  1. Soooo pretty. Well done Gemma! You are very creative! :)

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  2. You have used lovely calm colours, and it looks so pretty. You'll need to build up a fabric 'stash' if you're going on to make more!

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  3. i LOVE it.....i love the colors, the patterns and the binding. you did a great job....it looks perfect...

    i finished mine up too and i will blog about it soon...

    it looks great on your bed....

    xo

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  4. Hi gem, what an amazing job you ve done!!! you must be so happy with your new quilt, my favourite is definently the paisley too; its just gorgeous!!
    Laura xxx

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  5. Nice one Gemma, it is beautiful. I have given up on mine, it has turned into such a disaster but I will be starting a new one in the new year and hope to get that one finsihed, this is deffo the inspiration I need :) x x x x

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  6. i didn't notice the fairy tree the first time i read this post.....it is adorable..and a perfect night light....

    i guess i was blinded by the yummy quilt!!

    xoxo

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