Thursday, March 22, 2012

first quilt of the year ... finished!

I think it's always good to finish a project reasonably close to when you started it ... in this case, just a week or so, which is almost a record for me. To be fair, I think the big squares made it pretty easy!


As I mentioned last week, I needed to sew the binding on to my quilted patchwork of Yardage Design fabrics. Possibly my least favourite job, but worth the effort in the end ~ I think the red really sets the other fabrics off beautifully.


Lots of Yardage Design fabric packs (mixes of three or four designs and colourways) are available in the shop at the moment if you fancy making a quilt like this yourself.
There is also a new SALE section of the shop with discounted and discontinued fabrics and homewares ~ be quick and snag a bargain!

More Thursday creativity here.

21 comments:

Bigprint Little said...

Gorgeous!
x

Amy said...

Oh, it's gorgeous Nic!

And binding is my least favourite quilt making step too! I always seem to put it off.

Ady said...

That's beautiful, Nic. I love the red binding. It realy does work well with your selection of prints. Stellar job on the binding - that is so tidy!

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Really gorgeous. Quilts scare me! I will have to try it one day and overcome my fear!

Notchka said...

That's so pretty - the red really pops.

plushka said...

Beautiful quilt Nic! Looks stunning on the wall too! x

Tania said...

Looks gorgeous. Love the strong use of colours and the binding really sets it off. What a wonderful family heirloom that will make.

Jennie said...

I really like how you alternated the direction of the prints. Good work!

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh nic it's really stunning. Love the different direction of the prints too xo

Veronica said...

it is beautiful and i love the red. very nice!

Jo's Place said...

So beautiful and the red is perfect :)

Beck said...

Wow, nice work! It's so pretty you could hang it on the wall. I love the way all your fabrics work together..and the red binding looks just right. What's next? x

jennie said...

Love the red binding framing all your designs! I'm yet to get up the guts to have a go at a quilt - everything needs to be straight!!x

lamina@do a bit said...

That is gorgeous Nic and SO beautifully made! Love it :)

Caroline said...

I do so love a touch of red, your quilt looks divine. I love the start sentence to your post, exactly the opposite to me today!

Tammi said...

This is a pretty special quilt made all the more so for using your own fabric...nice job!
x

Dee said...

Love this quilt, especially the red binding !
Also loved following it's progress on Instagram :)
Dee x

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Well done on finishing your first quilt for the year.

Renae said...

Stunning! I love everything about it.

inkcaravan.com said...

Oh it's stunning Nic!! Love the navy and white next to the red too.

inkcaravan.com said...

Oh it's stunning Nic!! Love the navy and white next to the red too.