Okay, so I know that there is no post on my blog called 'Quilt Number One,' but you'll understand why I posted this one first in a few weeks! I have a friend who is having a baby (and I'm not telling who it is in case she is reading this!), but again, in keeping with my inability to keep gifts a surprise, I just had to post photos of the quilt I made for her baby! Here it is!
The quilt was made mainly from scraps that I had from previous projects, and I think that the colours look pretty good together considering the only thing I bought for this project was the white sashing. I had originally cut some 5" squares into triangle quarters for a project that I was starting but ended up kiboshing it because it didn't look quite right. So, instead of the 'easy' formation of pinwheels (like found here), I pieced all of the triangles individually. This took much time, and I admit, I almost gave up (pinwheels are not my favourite right now). :) I also didn't use any sort of pattern, so I had to change a few things along the way which added to the project time. But, now that it's finally complete I can tell you that it was worth the effort! Now for some more pics (sorry they're a bit wonky...I really need to work on my photography skills)!
I used a meandering stitch to machine quilt the entire piece...I think that using a walking foot and quilting with straight lines would have been beautiful as well, but I don't have a walking foot yet (I really need to get me one of those)! Here's a close up of the meandering stitch:
I'm thrilled to be able to wrap this one up...look out, it might be coming your way!