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Post by Ploshkin on 14th April 2016, 11:57 am

I've always loved quilts and have had a long felt want to do some quilting but apart from a wall hanging that I did 30 years ago (that didn't strictly use quilting techniques) I've never ventured there. Anyway, through the post arrived a bundle of new quilting cottons that my mum had got for £4 in a charity shop. The fabrics were not particularly to my taste but I set myself the challenge of actually making something rather that just consign them to the cupboard. So, here is my first ever actual quilt. It came out 42" x 62" and I'm quite pleased with it for a first attempt.



I kept the quilting simple as it's not easy wrestling a thick quilt under a domestic sewing machine. I don't like dense quilting anyway as it makes the thing stiff. This is the back - the shadows from the lighting have made it look a lot more wrinkly than it is but it's not as good as I would have liked. But - it's a finished article!



I'm going to donate it to Project Linus which is a charity that gives quilts to children in hospitals and hospices

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Post by FloBear on 14th April 2016, 5:01 pm

That is a lovely job, Ploshkin. I'm sure your mum will be most impressed. I am at the thought of wrestling it under a domestic sewing machine!
And a lovely idea to donate to the hospice.
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Post by Chilli-head on 14th April 2016, 5:07 pm

I like it too. I like the random look of the blocks of colour. Very kind of you to give it to a worthy cause too. Do you think you'll be making more patchwork, now that you've made a start ? Got the bug ?
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Post by Ploshkin on 14th April 2016, 6:09 pm

I have got the bug, I just needed to break my duck. I don't really have much call for quilt making - no grandchildren, not much wall space for hanging stuff (& I don't like cluttered walls anyway), warm house so no need etc. but I do have a couple of things in mind. Actually I have, resident in the cupboard for the last 6 or so years, a pieced quilt top that I've always been too cowardly to try and quilt. I like the maths and precision of the piecing process. I may get it out & see what I can do with it.
As I said, the fabrics that I had for this aren't to my taste - too pastel & fussy but it was good to have the fabric choice made for me - one less thing to prevaricate about and I had to work round what I had. I chose to use the purple for the borders and I like it despite the woman in the shop telling me that it wouldn't be right and that I should use the green that is in some of the fabrics.
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Post by Dandelion on 14th April 2016, 9:15 pm

I love it!

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