Sunday, 20 November 2011

My first ever Patchwork Quilt


I started this project early January and have finally finished it now in November. I had a long break from it while I did other crafts, but a couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to finally finish the patchwork quilt.

I am so pleased with it, especially as I am a complete patchwork beginner and did it completely unaided (except with the help of Kirstie's Homemade Home book).

I started by cutting all the fabric into squares the same size (you can buy bundles of fabric which have already been cut for you). I then sewed these altogether - which took the longest time.

I then purchased some wadding and the backing fabric, which you can see below.

After this, I used a fixing spray that I brought from Homebase to secure it all together while I pinned and then sewed across the patches.

I then added a border around the edge of the quilt, before adding my 'Love Lorna' label.

I am very pleased with the final result, and even though I plan on making more quilt, this one is just for me :o) 

Here it is in pride of place, where it will live from now on! 

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