Thursday, March 15, 2012

first quilt of the year

This week, I've been working on my first quilt of the year ~ is it just me, or are the months flying past! I have been wanting to make a patchwork quilt from my own fabrics for ages, so lots of large squares were cut and sewn ...


I used curved basting pins for the first time with this one ~ in the past I've just used normal pins which invariably come out during the sewing. It's been quilted (I stitched in the ditch for the first time too), but now needs the edges trimmed before some contrast bias binding is sewn on ~ I'm thinking red ~ naturally! I'll be back soon with the finished product.

More creativity here, each and every Thursday.

15 comments:

Leonie said...

Ohhh I love those prints! Looking forward to seeing the finished item :)

BOB & MABEL said...

Can't wait to see the end result, its looking great.

Jo's Place said...

Very pretty, can't wait to see the finished quilt :)

handmadehappiness said...

I love the print on your fabrics Yummy indeed!!

Amy said...

No, it’s not just you, I can’t believe we’re in March already!
By the looks of things it’s going to be a beautiful quilt!

plushka said...

Beautiful quilt Nic! Cannot wait to see it finished:)

Tracy said...

Very pretty! I'm looking forward to seeing how you bind it.

inkcaravan.com said...

So can't wait to see it when it's finished with it's lovely red binding. x Alisa

Christina said...

Such a clever lady! Printing your own fabric and making your own gorgeous quilt. Do you detect a hint of jealousy... :)

jennie said...

This is looking SUPER gorgeous!x

Lea said...

looks lovely, you'll no doubt feel very proud looking at the finished quilt showcasing your lovely fabrics.

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

So blessed to be able to make a quilt from your own beautiful fabrics. It's looking fabulous already, can't wait to see the red (my favourite) binding on it.

Renae said...

Wow! I love it and can't wait to see it all finished!

Kylie said...

It looks great and yes the year is flying.

Bigprint Little said...

Can't wait to see this one finished Nic. It's lovely to see all your fabric together.
How is Madrid? Hope you and the family are having a blast!
Take care lovely,
xx