Sunday, 11 September 2011

Repeating myself

I fancied a quick project, something I could get started and finished in an hour or so, so it had to be something I'd made before.  A taggy blanket.  I wanted to see if I could improve on my previous design.

Last time I used 4 different types of fabric and quilted them, then used plain cotton on the reverse, it struck me that it would be more textural the other way round.  A layer cake of Moda, with a layer of batting and some thin white cotton made the front.  


I did four different quiting patterns.  I did the two straight line patterns first, then changed to my free motion foot for the other two, and realised that I didn't know how to FMQ with a free motion foot.  Do you use a free motion foot?  Brain freeze!  I did them with the walking foot in the end.


For the back I used different fabrics.  A piece of satin, a bit of one of my dad's old ties which has a raised pattern on it, the purple spotty piece is fleece, and cotton - the one with the animals.


I love how it turned out, and without the denim, my top stitching was much better.


Sorry if this post seems a bit... odd.  I can't find my writing style today.  I woke up with a migraine and I've still got a headache and I feel a bit fuzzy.  Might be something to do with the mega-strength prescription painkillers I took!  Back to work tomorrow...  And hopefully I'll be back on form for the next post.




10 comments:

Sandra :) said...

Your taggy is cute - I like all the colours and textures and designs!

Feel better soon - sending you some gentle maple syrup hugs!

Allie said...

That's a darling taggy, I love it! I'm so sorry you're not feeling well hon, I hope you're better quickly...

Laura said...

Little projects are the best for practicing quilting, right?Cute little taggy!

Lisa said...

This is cute! I've been thinking about making a taggie for my son.

Hope your migraine feels better. I have a raging one right now as well : (

Kari said...

Oh that is so cute!! I love the idea of the different types of quilting on the different fabrics!

Great job!

Nicole Mariana said...

I love the taggy blankies. My son had one and LOVED it. Please follow me back at www.romanianprincess.com

XoXo Nicole Mariana

Elisa said...

This is a really pretty taggy. I love the quilted fabric. I made a round one once with fleece in the middle...but I like this quilted idea a lot.

S x said...

Lovely idea! My youngest is 4 months and I think she would love something like this so I might give it a try! Thanks!

Kylean said...

I love tag blankets! This is really cute! I just made a few not too long ago! They are perfect gifts!
Ky
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Tracey said...

This is so cute :)
xx