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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Patchwork Quilt, and another welcome

I've spent the past 4 evenings sewing a patchwork quilt to welcome a friend's baby (due very soon).  Although I have done patchwork before (a log cabin pattern duvet cover for my elder daughter's bed, and a hexagonal pattern cushion cover to match), I've never actually quilted before.  I found the pattern in a book on patchwork projects, it is called a baby's quilt with matching dolls quilt (which I haven't made) and the instructions were straightforward, with clear photos illustrating what to do.

Because I don't know the gender of the soon to be born infant, the quilt had to be suitable for either boy or girl, so I settled on a rainbow colour combination.  I used a pressed wadding for the middle of the quilt, which made it manageable to sew the quilting on my sewing machine.  The quilt measures 34 inches x 31 inches.

I'm rather pleased with the results.

The quilt completed

Showing the back and front of the quilt

Close up

Close up

Whilst I've sewed, my blog has acquired two more followers:

Silken Purse who is an artist, has several blogs:

Dora is also an artist, her blogs are in Spanish, which I cannot read, but are still good to look at:

Welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy it.


dora said...

I like your blog, I also understand your language, but with the translator translator toolbar, I have no problem, ye can I read, try. Now, I can read in Russian, German, is fantastic, sometimes not translated wrong, but... This is a way to us communicate.
A Carmen greeting

DollMum said...

Hi Dora, Yes I use google translate as well, and am ashamed that I don't know more languages than the two I grew up with (one no longer used so out of practice). I like your blog too, it is great being able to see what other creative people around the world are doing.
Best wishes

Alexandra said...

Lovely! My sis-in-law is a quilter. You might find it amusing among the things she has made over the years-- doll quilts. We've got about 5 of them. (Also, thanks for the add!)