Wednesday, 8 April 2009

.Numbers Quilt.

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 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!


2paw said...

Your quilt is fabulous. I love the clever red quilting, the lifty uppy flap and the back panel too!!

Carli said...

Lil, you will be counting in no time at all! I like the 3 D flap too - I really miss you today.

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