Tuesday, 10 April 2012

I am so proud..

I have machined sewn my very first double bed size quilt! I bought this fabric in 2001 when I decided to take early retirement. So to keep me from being bored I decided to make a quilt.

I was going to sew it by hand, but after a try at a few blocks I gave up. Since January this year I have been going to a quilting workshop each week and this is my efforts. It is not as blue as the photo looks. The pattern is star and railway fence blocks. I had several goes at the star blocks which are made up of 'flying geese' and I found it really difficult not to sew the blocks losing the points of the star shape!
I got better as I sewed and also my quarter inch seams with practice were more accurate.

But here is my finished effort, some of the top stitching sewing is a little wobbly but I am very pleased with it.
I am more confident to sew another quilt and have the fabric ready to go.
So watch this space!!
Happy stitching all

Chris xx

18 comments:

Marge said...

really pretty. you did a great job.

Katri said...

Oh my, how gorgeous!

stitcheranon said...

Brilliant..well done you! It looks amazing. I wish I had workshops like that close by!

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!
I love those blues,
Margaret

Catherine said...

Looks great and very comfy!

Giovanna said...

Wow, that's really beautiful - well done!

Kate said...

Fabulous finish.

Michele said...

Congratulations! A wonderful finish. And looking very forward to your next one.

valerie said...

Congratulations on your quilt. It's lovely!

Lesleyanne said...

Your quilt is gorgeous.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Your quilt is beautiful Chris, what colour is the next one going to be?

Ewa said...

Absolutely beautiful - congratulations on finishing it!

Elisa said...

Wow Chris what a fabulous job you made of it, I have always wanted to make a patchwork cover for my bed...it's a king size so I think it will take me a Looooooonnnnng time lol

Carol said...

Hi Chris, wow, no wonder you are proud, that is just brilliant.
Love the design and the colours, it got a real 'vintage' look to it, a true heirloom.
Carol xx

milly said...

Congratulations on finishing your quilt, it's really beautiful.

Julie said...

Stunning! well done Chris

Fiona said...

What a great quilt and an awesome achievement. I hope I can manage to do this someday. You really should feel proud it looks amazing.

Melanie said...

Very pretty!!! Congrats on finishing! :)