A few months ago, I was wandering around Spotlight when I found four lovely brown fabrics, all on clearance. I snapped them up thinking I would use them to make a bag or something. Instead, I decided (after looking at all the lovely quilts here) that I would attempt to make my own quilt.
It is by no means perfect, nor is it heavily quilted, as my tiny sewing machine was groaning under the stress of the fabric it *did* quilt, but it's mine and it's snuggly, and I love it. I only used three of the original four fabrics to make this, plus a plain tan on the back and plain brown on the sides, but I don't have photos of that.
This is my lovely fabric pile after spending two hours cutting out the pieces with scissors. I have since gone out and bought a round...cutter...thing, because a lot of people on Craftster recommend them, and it saved me a lot of insanity when making the binding.
All my squares sewn together, before being trimmed down to be made perfectly square. This is the best photo to see the patterns on the fabric -- my favorite is the darkest one.
This is my aforementioned tiny sewing machine being a little trooper and sewing through the three layers of quilt, plus the binding. It was making a very unhappy clomping sound, but made it! I was so proud, but I will be sad to see this machine go when I upgrade at Christmas. This picture is the closest to the true colours of the fabric, too.
And here's the quilt itself, as held up by my mother. The colours are off here, as they're much richer in real life, but at least the pattern is visible.
And this is Balthier, grinning his approval at the finished product. He gets to sleep on it. he'd better like it!
Thank you so much for looking