Would you like to see my first ever quilt?
I made it for my friends baby last year from the Cath Kidston book Sew! I didn't use Cath Kidston fabric but I was happy with the overall finish and my friend ended up having a boy, so I think the fabric worked, the florals Cath Kidston recommended might not have worked for a boy. Anyway, it's not a perfect quilt and I had to learn as I was going along but I enjoyed it and was happy with the finish. I wonder what you think......
Close up of the wee birdy (the birds and elephants were attached using bondaweb and then I hand-stitched around each one and their ears and wings to make sure they stayed on and survived the rough and tumble a baby would give - lordy, this took ageeeeeees)
Close up of the elephant. Check out the
atrocious amateur hand-stitching of the baby's name at the bottom of the quilt. Well I mean it could have been worse and I wanted to personalise it in some way so that was my attempt, I much prefer sewing using the sewing machine!
Me looking rather pleased with the final quilt as it took me what felt like ages to complete, mostly because of hand-stitching the 8 elephants and 7 birdies, so I was glad to finally have it finished and only a couple of weeks after baby Callan was born which wasn't too bad at all in my book.
More in a bit when I am better organised!