Trying my hand at quilting

October 26, 2011 6 Comments
Last month was my bestie, Lizzy’s, baby boy, B’s 1st birthday. I am not sure what to get for small people for their birthday’s. Liz is really the first of my friends with one. And I have this theory that at one they don’t fully know what they are getting, probably have far too many toys, so something pretty for child, but really for Mum might be better. 
When I saw this quilt on Pinterest {of course} I had it straight in my head as a gift for B! Knowing the nursery colours, I chose base fabric in these, then I asked Liz B’s favourite colours and picked cottons in those for the stitching. 
I made it an age ago, but since I had the pleasure of seeing Lizzy and family on Monday, I can blog about it now. 
Now I am not quilter. In fact this is my fist attempt. And in a lot of ways it went well – I mean there is a finished article! But in so many more it went really wrong. You can see on the picture below where the fabric has puckered and the lines are so very very wonky. And in the tutorial has way way more lines {but I am not patient enough to do more} Oh and the bias tape might be a little shoddy. I may or may not have had to re-stitch parts of it. But I did add a little loop so that it could be used as part of a fort in the future – always thinking! 
But over-all I am pretty impressed, so here are some shot-at-the-last-minute-before-I-wrapped-it pictures. 


  • hellopoppet October 26, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    It's lovely! I really need to have a go at one of these myself. Thanks for the inspiration missus.x

  • Rachael October 26, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Wow that's a lovely present x

  • Lizzy C October 26, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    You do not give yourself enough credit, missy moo! It's gorgeous, and all the puckers and wonky lines remind me that it was mqade FOR me (I mean, Brody. lol.) I think you're amazing. xxx

  • Keenie Beanie October 28, 2011 at 12:28 am

    You're being too hard on yourself; that quilt is beautiful. Even the pros have puckered quilts!

  • Emma October 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Aw thank you for the comments.
    Keenie, I am particularly glad to hear even the pro's get it wrong. makes me feel a whole lot better as i have another to start on, but a whole different style! xx

  • Marci November 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I can't imagine how great any others you create will be because this one looks spectacular. Wonky lines are handmade perfection in my books. Love its simplicity.

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