Brights lap quilt08:00
Remember ages ago I took part in the Covert Robin swap and made friends with Mary?
Well I won a prize....wohoo!! I like to think it's cos what I made was so amazing, but I think it's just because my name was pulled out of the hat. Let's pretend it's because what I made was awesome.
Well I won a FQ pack from Jill at Made with Moxie. Wohoo!
Thank you very much Jill, it's much appreciated!
|They're brighter than this in real life!|
The pack of 5 fat quarters arrived one day with an adorable home made envelope and notecard from Jill. Hmm, what to do with it, I thought. I had a scout around on her blog to see if she said anywhere what range they were from to see if I could get hold of any more or any matching fabrics but they're not named. She just called it a Moxie FQ pack.
What then? Oh go on then, let's cut each FQ into 4 and sew it together into a really small lap quilt!
I only have this really pouffey wadding type stuff but I thought it would do ok and I used light grey for the backing.
I have never quilted a quilt before so I just stitched in the ditches and hoped for the best.
There are a few ninkles on the back (is there a technical term for those?) so I'll need to unpick those and redo them and I need to bind it now. I emailed Liz, the fount of all quilting knowledge (It was too early for Sarah who's mum is a quilting queen) and asked do I need to stitch around the edge before putting the binding on and I'm afraid she got rather excited at the thought of me making another quilt!
Liz, don't get too excited now that it's been confirmed. I did all of this in one afternoon and it's been sitting waiting to be finished for 3 weeks now. I don't think we'll be looking at a finish photo anytime soon :)