Saturday, 8 December 2007

my first quilted blanket

Iv'e been wanting to make a quilted throw for ages now so decieded to make a small version and made this lap quilt for Ellie who thinks its fab that i have made something for her.
It looks a bit small in this pic but its large enough for Ellie to be wrapped up in.


Here's a close up, the reverse is all in the flower fabric. The corner's is something im going to have to learn a bit more as they didn't look too god so i just made some flowers for the corners and turned them into a happy disaster.Each square has been quilted. I really enjoyed making this and will be making lots more.

21 comments:

de vliegende koe said...

You did a great job with your first quilt! There is a tric to make the corners of the binding look good. I only recently discoverd it, after a lady from the longarm quilting service sew the binding of a big quilt for me, so I only had to stitch it down. If you like I will explain!

Kitty said...

That's brilliant - what a lovely, vibrant quilt. I really like the flowers at the corners too!

Well done - can't wait to see more.

:-) x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh that is just so sweet, you should be really proud of yourself.
I love the corner flowers too, it makes it look adorable.
love Alison x

ismoyo said...

Very lovely! You did a wonderful job and the flowers on the corners don't look like coverups just making it extra fabulous!

Katy said...

That's brilliant, Sarah!!! I am going to try my first quilt after christmas. I keep putting it off!!!!!

Penny said...

I love your happy corners! What a great way to improvise.

Levin (and Emily) said...

gorgeous quilt - beautiful colours too and i love the little buttons. you've inspired me to make a quilt - maybe in the new year.....
cheers
l
x

Janice said...

What a lovely quilt and I love the flowers in the corners-great idea!

Yvette said...

Great quilt! I love the colors. I have 2 small quilts sitting here for my girls - hoping to make them in time for Christmas.

Angela-Brambleberries said...

Sarah, it's lovely, the flowers look perfect. There is someone on ebay who sells great patchwork squares, I'll email you the link.

Ang xx

Garden girl said...

wow-you are very clever indeed! I must get sewing lessons in 2008..

Tracy said...

Very pretty and cheery--love your fabric combos, and those flowers in the corners--so sweet! Happy sewing ((Hugs))

mollycupcakes said...

It's a gorgeous qulit well done honey.
Merry Christmas.

Catherine x

Amy said...

Sometimes the mistakes are the best part! I took one look and loved the flowers then I read it and found out why they are there! How funny!!!

Claire said...

The quilt is lovely - I stuffed up the corners of my first quilt and hid them with crochet flowers so that no one would notice - I think next time I see a quilt I will look carefully at the corners and see if there are any artfully placed flowers!

Allyson Hill said...

Yea your first quilt - and a pretty one too! Aren't they fun? Happy Holidays!

Melissa Goodsell said...

oh this is really beautiful and I adore the colours you've used.
Just gorgeous!
melx

Ravenhill said...

This is an amazing first quilt! I just had to post again. As you seen I have just discovered your fantastic blog and can't wait to read more. The flowers at the corners of the quilt add such a pretty dimension and take it from beautiful to fabulous.

The List Writer said...

What a lovely first quilt - really think the orange and flower fabric combination is brilliant!

Well done you :o)

The corners make it for me - so often the way with sewing that a disaster turns into a new skill or a better end product / design.

buttercup & roses said...

Just a quick message to wish you and your family a very merry christmas and a huge thanks for all your kind words over the last few months...
Have fun!!!
Jennifer xxx

David and Melissa said...

You did a fantastic job! I'm having a go with patchwork-cross your fingers for me!
Melissa xxxxxxxxxxxx