Sunday, 4 December 2011

Christmas Quilts

I have been off line trying to make progress on Christmas presents that I should have started so much earlier! I'm nearly finished making a bed quilt for my great niece Emma, she's 3. I found some lovely fresh looking fabrics at Serenity Quilts, a trader at a recent quilt show. Crisp white with pink, blue and green and some panels of cartoon creatures and lollipops.
I have used the basis of the pattern provided by Serenity Quilts, but bought additional fabric to make a larger piece, I have broken up the blocks with the panel strips.
I broke the design into 3 sections and quilted each separately and then stitch them together, this was much easier to manage on the machine. Its all machined now and the last thing I have to do is piece and quilt the borders and then add them! This is it without the borders.
With any luck this will be ready for Christmas. More problematic is Rob's - he is really fascinated by emergency services - Fireman Sam etc so I am using images printed onto fabric made into blocks and then creating roadways as borders between the blocks! Its just that I ran out of fabric to print on and am waiting with baited breath for Artvango too deliver!! So watch this space......

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