Friday, 20 February 2015

The story of a quilt ...


Pieced together in 2012, in New Zealand
Made from various pieces of the girls' pyjamas and thrifted finds of scrap brushed cotton


Fast forward 2 1\2 years and a return to the UK
I searched my stash thoroughly in order to piece a back but to no avail
Newly bought brushed cotton from local quilt shop was pieced to make backing



Laid out ready for pin basting

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Such a great feeling once this stage is done


Quilting lines 1/4" to either side of seams
First time I have quilted like this and I had a lot of movement
Not sure if this is common to this kind of quilting or whether it was from the brushed cotton


 And the verdict on the unfinished quilt was 'awesome Mum'


 I didn't have enough brushed cotton for binding but realised that I could use the extra from the backing to wrap around and bind (I am sure there is a technical term for this but it alludes me!)
First time I have done this but quite happy with how it turned out and nicely mitred corners all done on the machine


First blogged finish for my stated finishes for the 2015 Finish Along
Just another 5 to go!! x

Joining in with Finish it Up Fridays over at Crazy Mom Quilts 

12 comments:

  1. The quilt is beautiful --love the colors and that you utilized your girls pjs!

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    1. Thanks Sheri. It was a real trip down memory lane!

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  2. I would concur with your daughter, "awesome!"

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    1. Thank you! Of course now my other daughter would like onex

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  3. It IS beautiful! I love sweet, simple quilts, and the bonus of upcycling clothing is a plus here. I can't believe where it started, and where it ended up. That is the coolest!

    Great finish,

    Julie

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    1. Houses in NZ tend not to have central heating so brushed cotton pyjamas AND bed sheets are a must in winter - and not just for children!!

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  4. Fantastic finish! I bet it is so snuggly!

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    1. Thanks Lucy. It really is warm because I also put batting in the middle - I have actually had to turn it down a couple of milder nights because my daughter was somewhat hot!

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  5. What a lovely quilt! I love brushed cotton. And I suffer from movement with plain ordinary quilting cotton - I think the bigger the project (and I like big quilts [and I can not lie]) the more movement. I've recently experimented with 'quilt-as-you-go' which gave me so much more control.

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    1. Thank you. Just popped over to say hello - love your QAYG!

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  6. Lovely reaction from your daughter and well deserved too!

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  7. It is awesome - I love it too!

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