Monday, September 08, 2008

Quilty Success - First completed quilt project

So I've finished my first quilt. OK, so it's only a little one, but we all have to start somewhere.

The design is all my own and I'm pretty pleased with the result.

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The butterfly and binding fabrics were some of my loot recieved in the Pink Themed EB Newbies Quilters FQ swap for July.

The Backing is from Sandi Henderson's Farmers' Market Range.

It was basically a chance for me to have a go at different machine quilting techniques with my new machine which is fabulous.

I used the great Heather Bailey binding tutorial as recommneded by the EB quilting girls and I learnt lots of things including the fact that you need to add at least 10cm per corner plus an extra 10cm for the join when calculating the length of your binding (you'll notice my binding changes colour part way around).

14 comments:

Belinda said...

That is sooo gorgeous!!!! You've done a fantastic job, hope my Doll Quilt looks half as good as yours finished!

Ruth said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful quilt! The quilting is so good and the finished result is gorgeous. Well done!

Kayscha's Quilting Corner said...

That looks gorgoeus, and the quilting is excellent. Well done. I hope my first compelted one that I quilt myself looks half as good!

Emma said...

That's a fabulous first quilt! I love your fabric choices, and I especially love that you designed it yourself! Well done!

Ellie said...

That looks amazing. Well done.

Selina said...

It's beautiful!

Rocal said...

What an amazing job. It looks like something by an accomplished quilter hard to believe it is your 1st, well done!

Red Haired Girl said...

Thankyou so much for all your lovely comments.

:)

I really enjoyed doing it, next time I will do a pieced one.

Now I must get on with the things I'm really supposed to be doing...

Helen said...

It looks stunning! You should have signed up for the EB swap, you would have fitted right in. :) Next time!

Cass said...

Wow that's great, you should have joined the swap

Car said...

OH WOW! That is stunning!

If mine looks 1/2 as good as yours for the swap I will be pleasantly suprised...

Leah said...

Your quilt looks fabulous - I'm very impressed with the quilting too :)

Sue said...

Your quilt looks gorgeous - can you please tell me what the name of the "love" fabric is?

Sue *Ü*

Red Haired Girl said...

Oh you're all so nice, makes a girl feel all warm inside...

Sue, the 'love' fabric is one I picked up in Spotlight. I have more so let me know if you can't track it down and I'll send you a bit if you would like.

Cheers

Esther