Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Creative Space

My Mum asked me a while ago jokingly to make her a king size quilt for her bed, I told her she was dreaming...

Well anyway, it is her birthday tomorrow so I decided to make her a quilt after all, but not a bloody king size quilt, that is way beyond my skill set and patience. So instead she is getting this...
I had to use pins to baste it as my safety pins have all disappeared..

It is a lap size quilt and the photo's just don't do it justice. I couldn't get any good light here yesterday afternoon. I'll hopefully get some better photos today. I used a Ruby charm square pack, and just used white fabric for the backing, the binding is from the Sugar and Spice range.I just quilted 'in the ditch' and my free motion quilting skills are good enough to use on something that isn't just for us. Hopefully I will be confident in my free motion quilting soon, just need to get some more practice.

I am curious though, how long would it take to make a king size quilt?? And just how much material would go into one??

I am linking up with Our Creative Spaces, pop on over and enjoy all the craftiness!

And have you seen my new blog yet? Please do check out And Sew We Craft, I am learning to crochet over there this week (and next week too, it may take me a while).


  1. Oh how I love Ruby!! I bought a blanket for my daughter because I loved the colours and have since realised it's used Ruby :) But I can't find it anywhere, really?! :(

  2. I got my charm pack of eBay a little while ago.

    Have you tried etsy? Occasionally some hard to get lines pop up there.

    Ruby is just gorgeous isn’t it?!

  3. That looks great!! Love the colours you have used! Bet your mum will love it - and happy birthday to her xx

  4. Love the puffiness. Sure your Mum will love it too. Patching a big quilt would just take longer than a small one. Multiply the amount of squares you used by how many lots of this quilt you would need. I am not a quilter, just a patcher, but I would imagine handling such a large expanse of quilt through your machine would be the tricky part of the operation. Cherrie

  5. What a beautiful daughter you are this is lovely, you are so talented my friend love the colours. Have a great day.

    Always Wendy

  6. It's gorgeous!! Love the colour combinations! I'm sure you mum will totally love it!! :)

  7. It looks gorgeous! What a lovely gift to receive, hope you Mum has a great birthday.

  8. It looks totally amazing! Scruptious fabric. I am in awe of anyone who can quilt. It's on my to-do list of things to learn. I'm sure your mum loved it too! :)


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