6 December 2010

My first quilt!




After I'd cooed over their cute 'Super Quick Quilt Packs', Saints and Pinners kindly sent me one to test out. The pack includes an assortment of adorably soft Cloud 9 Forest Friends flannels and instructions on how to assemble them into a simple, striped baby quilt. As a quilting virgin who drools over fat quarter bundles but hasn't a clue what to do with them, the pack was perfect. It also includes useful tips on sewing with flannels - for example, use a very tight stitch to avoid fraying, and designate one needle for flannels as it'll become blunter.


The little bunnies and owl prints are so cute! The quilt is really snuggly. I'm going to give it to my baby niece Emily for Christmas. Ssshh!


The project took three evenings from reading the instructions through to snipping off the last dangling bits of thread. It was extremely easy and therapeutic sewing, some quality time straight stitching at the machine resulting in something pretty come together really quickly. Erm... except when I say straight stitching... my finished quilt is... erm... rustic, if you will!

[Soundtrack: 'Cucurrucucu Paloma' by Caetano Veloso]

17 comments:

  1. What a sweet idea, this is just lovely! Such a great christmas present.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  2. Super cute!

    I have issues with straightness in quilting, too. Matching points is the worst. I like the rustic look on yours!

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  3. So cute! I've never quilted before either and it's nice to hear it was fun and easy! Rustic is good, it adds a personal flair :) What a wonderful gift it will be!

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  4. "Rustic." I like that. Pretty much everything I sew is rustic.

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  5. Lovely quilt! I really fancy getting some flannels now, it does look so soft and cuddly :-) x

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  6. It looks pretty cute. I love to quilt. I've not done it a lot but my grandma's a big quilter. I once made two over a Thanksgiving vacation at her house. Needless to say, I didn't do much besides sew and eat turkey.

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  7. Congrats on completing your first quilt! I love the bunny and owl print fabric that you used!

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  8. just gorgeous, love the fabric, so very, very cute

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  9. How cute! Welcome to the world of quilting! It's easy to get addicted, so have fun with it :)

    Here in the States, your "rustic" would be our "wonky." Rustic sounds a lot prettier, though!

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  10. It's beautiful, Tilly! Job well done!

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  11. this is so cute! I started my first quilt ageees ago, and it is yet to be complete...oops! xx

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  12. Ooh, that looks great!! I'm currently teaching myself to crochet!! And I must apologise for being a terrible commenter, hopefully now that the wedding is over, I'll get back into normal commenty goodness.

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  13. How cute :) You could also even make a few of the baby ones and then stitch them together to make a big mama - a quilt within a quilt!

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  14. it looks cozy indeed! i too look at those little quilting bundles and think- sure- i can buy this and make a quilt- but then i shake my head and realize... wait? how would i go about this??? i end up turning around and end up browsing the button isle instead- hehehhe. :)

    great job! perhaps one of these days i will tackle the quilt! :)

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  15. Super cute! I've never quilted before, and have always been impressed/intimated by handmade quilts.


    I love your "Made by Tilly" tags!

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  16. So adorable! I really love the colors and the fact that it's flannel... looks so cozy and cute. ;) I have to admit, I've tried again and again to quilt, but can't quite get into it. But I love seeing what others do with quilting!

    ♥ Casey | blog

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