Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Patchwork quilt

Ive been asked by a lady in america to make a few quilts for her , this latest one was by far the biggest ...a huge 84 " x 84 " and the most colourful, it all started like this

the cutting out of all the different coloured squares 576 to be precice
then once i have all my squares cut out i start machine sewing them together in strips of 24

as it gets bigger its harder to manouver

once ive sewn all the squares together the next job is laying out the backing fabric and wadding then sewing by hand it all together which is quite time consuming

i literally had to move all our living romm furnitue out the way so i could lay it on the floor so after long periods of being on my hands and knees bending over i eventually got it finished

ta-dah the finished patchwork quilt

1 comment:

  1. How do you quilt your quilts? I've got one on a similar scale and I'm not sure if my sewing machine will take going through the 3 layers and my hand sewing isn't accurate enough to hand quilt... did you "tie" it? I did that with the last quilt I made but it didn't look too great. Tips would be very much appreciated. Kirby x

    P.s - I want your craft room!!!!