Saturday, 7 January 2012

Solar System Quilt






I cut this out on New Year's  Day.  It's for B and he loves it.  He was hovering over me, as I finished the binding, to take it away. The backing is blue flannel and it's really cosy. It's the 5th quilt since the end of November. Not bad going considering.

9 comments:

  1. Wow - a perfect boys quilt! Kx

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  2. That's awesome :) Chi would love that too. Lucky B :)x

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  3. it really is lovely !!!

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  4. This is really fantastic! Where did you start to learn about quilting? There's so much out there that it's a bit overwhelming, but I'd really like to give it a go.

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  5. Thank you :) I taught myself. I was rubbish at sewing at school but I made quilts from left over fabric my mother had cos she made our clothes. She still has one I made when I was 11 on a bed in her house. Then I stopped for years and started again recently. This site gives good tips

    http://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.net/GeneralQuilting.htm

    and U tube has some good video tutorials if you put in a search on there. It is simple tho. I cut the fabric out with a rotary cutter on a self healing mat and I use different sized templates dh made me out of perspex but you can buy ready made ones, ( allow a 1/4 inch seam allowance), then piece the fabric together with a running stitch or on a machine ( I hand quilt), press the seams open, and then sandwich the front with a back fabric ( I used flannel sheet for the boys ones) and a piece of batting ( wadding) in between. I use a basting gun to staple it all together to stop it moving around while I quilt it but some use safety pins or tack it. Then I square it up and cut off all the excess. Then I hand quilt it with a running stitch but you can machine quilt if you buy a quilting foot for your sewing machine to get the layers under, then I put a binding on which is easier then it looks and pull out all the staples. Voila!

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  6. thank you for the advice ruth xx

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  7. Wow, Rurh, Soloman loves anything space, he would go mad over this. If you find quilting destressing then you must be the most laid back woman on the planet at the moment, five quilts! Amazing

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  8. Where did you buy this solar system fabric?

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  9. I got it all from http://www.equilter.com/

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Lovely to hear from you :)