Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tools, I Need Tools!


From hotch-potch applique to hotch-potch quilting! I can see now why quilters have so many tools of the trade, things that I look at and think - yuech, maths, that's no fun! Armed with one of Little P's Richard Scarry books (template), and a pair of sharp scissors, I set myself the task of making a summer quilt for P's bed.

Here it is so far, in all it's unfinished glory. It's quite big, as I want it to go over her pillow, or not, depending on the day (I'm very fickle - so I need options). Made with oblongs of left over fabric sewn into strips, and as I suspected I've gone wonky in parts, but I quite like the over all look. I just have to put wadding in and back it now - still tossing up what to do as far as binding? It's a bit big, so I guess I'll just sew it straight onto the backing. It's been fun, and I'll be doing this again, but maybe with a few more tools and allot more patience!

7 comments:

Linda said...

Embrace the wonk, thats my creed.

VictoriaE said...

Lovely. I see some familiar pieces of fabric in there which I have as pillowcases.

LouLou said...

great fabrics...great look...i love your wonky quilt - it will look gorgeous when its finished...i often make the backing a little bit bigger and then roll it over and sew it as binding - its really effective and easy to do - saves time!!! if you need more details on how to do it let me know !!!

Stomper Girl said...

I would not even have seen the wonky if you hadn't said and even then I am struggling. This will be a gorgeous summer quilt. The best thing about is that you used a Richard Scarry book to make it. Who needs maths?

LouLou said...

thanks so much for your message.i also had a big brother who scared me relentlessly...horrible thing - i wonder if its related to that experience. If you ned any help with the binding i would love to help...i am no expert though...but i can tell you what i do!!!!! Let me know. Lou xx

Helen said...

Looks great to me! My first quilt was so shocking it went to the op shop! LOL :)

Donna said...

I still have my first quilt that I used a peice of masonite as the template. It still hangs proudly over the lounge and I laugh every time I look at the seams. BUT it is the most used item in our house. Keep going with it and don't look for the faults, cos' quilters and sewers who are for real won't look for them either.