Sunday, 20 January 2013

My First Quilt


I am very proud to present my first ever completed quilt! The fabric is from Amy Butler's 'Lark' range which is currently on sale in John Lewis. I thought that I would start with a fairly simple design, and so cut the fabric in to 6 1/2" squares. I laid it out in a random pattern of 8 squares by 11 squares. The finished quilt is 164 x 120cm.


I bought the backing from Fletchers Fabrics in York. I had originally wanted to buy another pattern in the Lark range, but upon measuring my quilt I had made it too wide and needed an extra wide fabric. The turquoise and purple spot was perfect at 140cm.


I decided to stitch the ditch and sew diagonally across each square. Because the fabric has so many patterns, it's not the easiest to see but it's there, I promise!


 The pink spotty binding is from another Amy Butler range called 'Soul Blossoms'. I bought a metre from Grace and Jacob in York. I would definitely recommend having a look in if you are ever in York as they have a huge range of fabrics and they are all lovely. I think I would happily have one of everything.



I think this quilt will now live happily on my sofa ready for me to snuggle under when I am watching films. 


And if I ever run out of uses for it, there is always the option of wearing it as a cape...


It's definitely not perfect but I love it nonetheless and I have to admit that I have well and truly caught the quilting bug. I am already coming up with ideas for my next one! I should also say a massive thank you to my sister, Sally Thought Sparkle, for teaching me how to quilt and for being (mostly) patient of my very slow sewing.

13 comments:

  1. It looks great! Congrats on your first quilt!

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  2. Wonderful job. Couldn't tell it was just your first!

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  3. I love everything Amy Butler and you have a terrific quilt!

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  4. Well done on your finish! No doubt there will be more to look forward to in the future.

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  5. Looks great - welcome to the madness!

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  6. Only the things you love are perfect so this quilt must be! I love it!

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  7. Great job! Love the way your random squares actually look like you tried to make a pattern! :-) It's nice to finish a project. Can't wait to see your next one! K-

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  8. Great first finish! I love Amy Butler fabrics too.

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  9. Very pretty! Love the colors :)

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  10. Big round of applause for first quilts!! Very well done.

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