Monday, 2 January 2012

First quilt top - if I'm allowed to publish the whole post and not just the first paragraph

A couple of days ago I showed you the quilt top I'd started for my soon-to-be-nephew.  I've finished it!  I really didn't realise a quilt top could be done so quickly.  OK, it's a cot quilt (well actually it'll be a playmat as newborns should have a quilt, but it's cot quilt size), OK the pattern is very simple, but even so!  Want to see it?
I'm afraid the picture is a bit pants.  It's dark all the time and I had to take it indoors as no way am I taking this little baby to the wet dirty outdoors for a photo shoot!  It's made with 2 Sunkissed charm packs.  I took all the pinks out as my nephew is/will be, clearly, a boy, but there are some pink accents in the remaining squares - I don't think it's a problem and hope his parents agree.  I sashed it in the grey text print.  Oh, the pattern, you can find it here on Moda Bake Shop.  
 It is of course very wrinkled.  I'll iron it before I baste it.  I have to piece a back first and make a label.  I asked on the Brit Quilt forum for wadding advice and was recommended Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 which I discovered is available in an iron on version - I went for that!  I'm dreading the basting part but that should take half the worry out.  
 I'm thinking of quilting 1/4 inch from the edges of the sashing and then hand quilting squares in perle cotton inside the squares.  I'll use grey thread for the sashing, and probably orange, yellow, green and grey perle cotton - but I haven't decided whether to quilt in the same colour as the square or a contrasting square yet.  Decisions, decisions!!

Wow, that's a blurry photo - no scrap that, it's an "artistic shot"!  I've also been doing some needle felting and I'm going to go upstairs and sew in a minute, so I should be back regularly this week with some updates.  I don't go back to work until Wednesday so I've got an extra day off!


gill said...

Sunkissed is one of my favourite designs! and your quilt looks great!
By the way what's the 'Brit Quilt' forum???

Fiona said...

It has worked out so pretty with that grey.... good luck with the rest... I don't think you'll have a problem...

Allie said...

Well you quilter you! Wendy, you did a wonderful job on this. I think the colors are perfect. You must be so proud of this!

Joy said...

There you see! I didn't have to wait long at all to see it finished!! It looks loverly :) Well done!

The Dotty One said...

This is beautiful Wendy - looking forward to seeing it quilted.