15 March 2017

A Wonky Quilt Finish

It was about 6 years ago (ish) when I made this quilt. Actually, I made two quilts in this same style with a wonky block tutorial that I found online. I’d bought a bright FQ bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop and paired it with solid white to create these two kid-sized quilts. One quilt was finished and gifted to a friend when her baby girl was born. Her little girl started school this year! How time flies.

With this second quilt, I decided to try my hand at machine binding it. It was my first attempt at machine binding and I must admit… it wasn’t pretty.

I hated the result so put the quilt away and forgot about it. I recently re-discovered it while doing a bit of a tidy-up. Do you do that too? Find things in your sewing room when you tidy up? Mum was over so I gave her the task of un-picking the binding. She’s a woman who’s not shy of the seam ripper. And boy, she’s fast.
This was about 6 months ago. It then sat in a bag beside my sewing chair, waiting (patiently) for some attention.
Finally, after about 2 weeks of not sewing anything (crochet being my craft of choice this month), I thought sewing on a new binding was a great way to get back the sew-jo. Machine sewing the front and hand sewing the back kept me occupied over a couple of evenings. And I’m super pleased with a finish. It almost feels like a relief. I’m relieved that it’s finished and can go to it’s new home to be loved, cuddled, dragged around and enjoyed.

Now I have a bright happy rainbow quilt finished to gift a little girl and a "The Colours of the Rainbow" book by Amie Harper, to share with her mother.

This book is such fun and filled with recipes in colour theme. Every kid loves a rainbow, so it’s a great way to introduce a rainbow of fruit and veggies to fussy eaters. For example: Yellow = Corn Fritters / Red = Fluffy Raspberry Pancakes / Green = Mushy Pea Risotto / Orange = Sweet Potato Gnocchi.

Do you have any quilts that you’ve been meaning to fix or finish… but still haven’t? 
How long have they been waiting?

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