Wednesday, 8 April 2009
You may, or may not, remember this fabric purchase awhile back. A couple of nights ago Lil's Numbers Quilt was completed, washed yesterday, and photographed today.I hand-quilted it. Truth be told, I don't know how to machine quilt. I recently bought a new sewing machine and walking-foot to go with it, but I don't have a huge desire to use it. I really like hand-quilting, I like the puckery-handmade look it gives (when I do it anyway!!) I like my quilts so that they don't look perfect - I think the generations to come will like the handmade look too. To quilt it, I used a thick DMC perle thread in red and then quilted around all of the red numbers.
Then I quilted a double row of stitching around the pink border.
The green border is actually a 3-D flap that you can lift up. I thought the quilt needed a little bit of extra detail seeing as there isn't a whole lot of piecing going on.
And the back...to save money and fabric wastage, I used some left-over front fabric to make a strip on the back.
Tick! Another project marked off on my long list of "things to do before the baby is born." Washing the windows is on the list too...this was more fun!