Upcycled pyjama quilt11:49
Let's rewind a bit. Once upon a time there were some pyjamas. The brushed cotton kind. Well, we call them brushed cotton because that's what the shops call them. They're actually flannel but we all know that we wouldn't buy flannel pyjamas if they were called flannel pyjamas.
Anyway, so when they get a bit tired I move on to new ones. At only £7 a pair it's easy to go through two or three pairs a year. Well I couldn't bring myself to throw them away, I knew I could do something with them.
When we moved house though I came across the stack of pyjamas and before we had our internet connected I decided to get around to making them into the something I'd been planning on for well over a year. A patchwork quilt. A king sized patchwork quilt.
I'VE NEVER SEWN A QUILT BEFORE!!!!
For my newest followers here's what you've missed about me.
1) I hate making patchwork, I feel like I'm going to die of boredom while sewing the bits together.
2) I hate quilting, I feel like I'm going to die of boredom while sewing the lines of quilting.
Good, so it was a project doomed from the start. That's always a good basis to start any major sewing project.
Ok, so first I cut my old (clean & ironed) pyjamas into 5" squares. Thank goodness I have a rotary cutter. Even then I thought I was going to die of boredom before I even got to the sewing stage.
|These squares have been piled in order for sewing each line.|
I may have just realised I'm an attention deficit disorder crafter...ho hum.
Then knowing how many squares of each pattern I had I did a design in a book with some wiggly lines of colours.
I sewed each line top to bottom together then sewed two lines together then sewed two lots of two lines together so I had a section of 4. Then I repeated adding the sections of 4 onto the existing bulk. Except for the middle section of 5 which confused me no end!
I always press my seams open on a quilt as I think it helps the corner joins to sit much neater on the top side. I don't know if that's the proper way to do it, I'm a bag maker not a quilter!
Anyway, so this is what I've ended up with. A quilt top that just needs (just ha ha!) quilting and binding.
|I fussy cut around the pyjama pockets to incorporate them into the design. There's three in total.|
|Just right for when you're a bit peckish in the night...oooh, that's a thought.|
So there we go...just the quilting to do now. Actually, the hardest thing about the quilting for me right now is finding a space large enough to lay the layers down flat so that I can baste them together!
Do you like quilting or do you feel you're going to die of boredom like me?
At home with Mrs H