Thursday, 21 April 2011

My first ever bed sized quilt!

My very first quilt. I am delighted with it although it is far from perfect. I love the sherbet colours of the fabric which I bought in Australia the year before last! I am so glad I bought that 1/4" foot for my machine as it is so much easier to get the seams 1/4" accurately. Although it is only squares and rectangles, the corners still had to be matched up!  I can't free arm stitch all over the quilt so it is just stitched along the sashing, that was hard enough.(stitched in the ditch)
I think I will keep to my cross stitching for the next few months as it is easier!
Wonderful weather here. I have been in Essex the last three weeks, the first two for the building of our conservatory and then because DH went to Dubai with work.


We love the conservatory although it hasn't any furniture in it yet, because that is all in Coventry.. in three weeks time it should all be here!
Hope you're all enjoying the warm sunny weather where ever you are.. and are stitching happily.

Hugs

10 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your first bed size quilt. It is lovely.

Babs in Alabama said...

happy dancing for your first bed size quilt...it is beautiful, and perfect is just a matter of perception. Anythin handmade with love is perfect to me :)
hugs,
Babs

amelia said...

The quilt is lovely but so is everything you make!
I adore your conservatory and have always wanted one but it wouldn't support the snowload in the winter. We just had another huge snowfall yesterday!

Melanie said...

Adorable quilt! :)

Justflo said...

Lovely quilt. Very pretty colours. Good luck furniture choosing. Looks good.

Happy Easter to you.

Lindsay said...

Fantastic quily Chris

Zoe said...

beautiful quilt- I love the colors- congrats on the finish!!

Julie said...

Fabulous quilt, the conservatory looks stunning

mollycaff said...

I love your quilt! I've just finished my first one too and I completely agree with you re the 1/4" foot, it made the whole process far more enjoyable.

Karan said...

The new conservatory looks great Chris & it's great to see your fabulous quilt again. :0)