9.3.09

A remnant quilt

I am not a quilter (I have far too many clothes to sew), but I have been wanting a quilt for my bed for a long time now. I thought that this year was the year, with my "baby" going off to kindy. I thought that I would take classes and progress it slowly over the year. Well, it didn't turn out that way (like I said, too many clothes to sew). Instead, I got by with a few phone calls to my mother, an email from a friend and a couple of internet tutorials, and put it together in under a month.

It is a very simple design, but it is exactly what I wanted. The squares are remnants from my dress-making and gift-giving, with the bonus that many days I can lie on the bed and be camouflaged, sort of like the lady in that coffee ad. I would have liked it to be one row longer, but given that I was cutting and planning late one Friday night, I had to stick to my resolution to use remnants only. Also, I think that choosing fabrics in a store with be too stressful for the Capricorn in me. Here it is...


6 comments:

  1. It's beautiful...well done! What a fabulous idea to make up your quilt using left over fabrics from your sewing projects.

    I recognise a couple of them!

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  2. I forgot to say that your binding is perfect.

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  3. wow that came out great!! Especially with the use of scraps which are so beautiful. Great job!

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  4. Great quilt - the leftover fabric pieces coordinate beautifully. Using scraps of fabric is the true spirit of quilting, I think.

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  5. That is absolutely adorable. I commend you so highly both for a lovely quilt and making it out things you already have. I just love that.

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  6. It's beautiful! I like the binding, too.

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