Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Lil' Rascals

I can hardly believe it's been over a month since I posted anything here. Time flies by so fast. I have no idea where it goes. I've made a few things, but photos are not yet taken of most of them. Here is one though, a small baby quilt for a good friend. It is made with a layer cake from Moda called Lil' Rascals. I fell in love with the little animals, but the colours are not at all my usual choice. I do like it though.

I went double sided, each side different, and was supremely happy with how perfectly the centres lined up when I quilted it. Not all the lines went through all the points on the 'back', but it was better than I expected. I got all the quilting done, turned it over (for the umpteenth time) and only then realised I'd sewn them with one side upside down. Not to worry though, it simply means that when the top is folded over, the little animals stay right way up, as demonstrated by Darwin the teddy bear above. I think it was a subconsciously deliberate mistake.

I really had no plan or pattern when I started this. I just started by cutting the animals out, and went from there. It was improvised I suppose, right up the the end. I still wasn't sure what I was going to do when I was cutting the one inch squares that are on the top and bottom of the side shown above. It all worked out though.

So, one quilt made and gifted in a few weeks. It's a record for me I think. I normally work on a gazillion things at once, so focusing on one thing, even just doing a small bit at a time, seems to work much better for getting it done. Odd, that.

1 comment:

suzitee said...

It's so so beautiful Hope, and the fabric is perfect. How lucky that your quilting lined up :) looks absolutely gorgeous, and I'm sure will be treasured by it's new owner. Focus on one thing? LOL...what a concept!