Hooray! I have finished the rainbow quilt for my friends daughter Amelia.
I made the border from an old duvet cover which I had been hacking at for making toiles of garments. I finally added a navy binding to frame it up.
I tried machine quilting it but I am never pleased with the results so I resorted to hand quilting with crochet thread size 20 which I enjoyed and am glad I did. Hand quilting always manages to take up some of the slack and imperfections in the quilt backing whereas machine stitching just seams to highlight them and make more puckers and unsightly folds. I think I could have got it smoother but I had two small 'helpers' which made it quite difficult. Also we were on the kitchen floor which was only just big enough for the quilt while we had our bums up to the cooker! I did the last one in a village hall at craft club which was a lot better.
My machine does not have a big aperture so I always end up brutally shoving it through the hole which leads to a complete mess. I would much rather get a few episodes of QI under my belt and settle down to some hand sewing! The same sentiments are echoed here by Cozy things with her beautiful quilt this week.
So do you think I have used up all of my scraps? Of course not, I will soon be plotting another one for more family friends who are coming of age over the next few years.
160 5" left over squares 0.00
20 5" Charm squares 5.60
Extra wide bias binding 7.00
Backing - recycled bed sheet 0.00
Border - recycled duvet cover 0.00
Queen Green wadding (Half a pack) 12.00
Crochet thread - From stash 0.00
Just because I can, I am boasting my quilt bounty to date. Our Half square triangle double quilt, Imogen, you-are-a-star quilt and the Amelia Rainbow quilt.
Thanks for dropping by. Jo xx