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I'm inspired by all your posts to craft some more


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« on: October 03, 2008 05:58:01 AM »

Hi to all those on the forum. I've been lurking for a while, but decided I wanted to show you the quilts I had made. I moved to a new town with my husband about a year and a half ago, i was 14 weeks pregnant and very weak from severe morning sickness so to fill in the time while I waited for our new arrival I took up quilting.  It was something that I had always wanted to do, but given that I had only ever briefly used a sewing machine at school (over 10 years ago) I was at a bit of a disadvantage.  Thankfully the wonderful ladies at the local patchwork fabric store took me under their wing and passed on a bit of the skill and expertise.

Here is my first effort - the yellow teddy - It's a simple 9 patch and since we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl so I kept the first one neutral:


My second quilt was a bit more adventurous and an attempt at applique. You could tell i had lots of time on my hands at this stage because there are lots of extra tiny details like each ladybird has a different number of spots (for learning to count in the future!) and each snail has and eye and pupil - not on the original pattern:



Both these quilts are used as play mats and have been machine washed successfully.  I always wanted to make quilts to be used not to be hidden away in a draw.

My third attempt was a babies lap quilt for car journeys and for the stroller. I'm really happy with this, but I'm  not sure how much use it will get since it turned out much prettier than expected. (apologies for the creases, I just took it to and from a trip back to the UK from Australia)



I have nearly finished my 4th quilt which is a double 9 patch - queen bed size in black and purple. So will post a picture of that once i have finished it.

I hope that you like the quilts.  Your completed projects have certainly given me ideas as to what to tackle next so I hope that mine will similarly inspire.

On a side note, I really want to sew a 'note' on the back of each quilt showing all the quilt details - can anyone show me a good way of doing this. I don't have access to an embroidery machine so thats not really an option.
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sheratzapan
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008 06:03:00 AM »

Wow, they must have taken you ages. Great work!
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Ti canteremo noi cipressi i cori...


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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008 06:32:52 AM »

Oh my gosh, beautiful!
All of them are absolutely lovely..........  Smiley
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Taramor
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008 06:46:10 AM »

They are all so beautifully - I don't understand it's your first quilts! I specially loves the second one, such wonderfull colors.
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KyTriplets
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008 06:58:49 AM »

Those are just wonderful!
Good job!
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He is such a little stinker!


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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2008 12:14:52 PM »

very beautiful!
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Even angels sleep sometimes........


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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2008 12:11:22 PM »

Lovely design & great colours on the bug quilt! As for the pastel quilt, the embroidered panels really are a beautiful feature, and are a great idea for a sampler quilt. Soooooo
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Have fun quilting  Smiley
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