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  • First quilt!

    Today i finished my first patchwork quilt. It was machine stitched and quilted onto plain fleece as I wanted it as a throw in my lounge.
    I'm quite pleased with it as a first attempt and will definitely be trying another one! I'm sat with it around me now -veeerrry cosy!



    I chose the colours to suit my newly redecorated lounge - one dark red wall and the rest cream, with a new brown leather suite. Can you tell I am very pleased with myself!
    Cathy xx
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  • #2
    It's beautiful, I love the colours. I've used fleeces as wadding, never thought I could have saved myself a layer! Duh! How did you edge it?
    Julia

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    • #3
      The colours are beautiful, well done, love making quilts.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jaydee67 View Post
        It's beautiful, I love the colours. I've used fleeces as wadding, never thought I could have saved myself a layer! Duh! How did you edge it?
        I bagged it! Put the two right sides together and stitched around the edge, then turned right side out and top stitched the edge, then the quilt pattern.
        Cathy xx
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        http://www.recycledbaglady.co.uk/
        http://owlfamilydiary.blogspot.com/
        I don't have a short attention span, I ... Ooh look, there's a chicken!

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        • #5
          That is sooo clever and very pretty too! I never would have thought of using the fleece as a backing either, but now you shown me, I might just try one myself!
          Gail x

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          • #6
            Bumping this up so nobody misses it! Don't you think Cathy did a great job - I do!
            Gail x

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            • #7
              It is fab!

              I love the colours and it looks good on the sofa and looks cosy!

              My sister once made aquilt but you can only have it out if you are poorly!!!

              Laura
              http://lilacstarcrafts.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                Cathy that looks lovely. Clever you - and in the midst of Christmas as well!
                Cynthia
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                • #9
                  Cathy thats really gorgeous.

                  I love quilts and have always wanted to try making one, I'd have no idea how or where to start thou.

                  you have every right to feel proud of it
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                  • #10
                    It's lovely! I'm jealous 'cos it's soooooooo cold and the quilt looks so nice and warm
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                    • #11
                      That's a beautiful throw and the fleece will make it really cosy and warm.

                      I've used fleece as a backing before and it is really soft and snuggly - perfect for crib quilts and throws.

                      Be careful though...you'll get the patchworking bug and soon you'll be surrounded by UFO's!! (UnFinished Objects)

                      I am always starting new projects and always have at least 6 UFO's on the go! It is even worse now that Santa brought me EQ6 (quilt design software) - I keep designing new quilts and want to get started on all of them!

                      Anyway, Congratulations on finishing your first quilt, may it be the first of many!

                      Alison
                      http://www.pollyanna-patchwork.co.uk

                      12 High Street, Eccleshall, STAFFS, ST21 6BZ Tel: 01785 859360

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                      • #12
                        Well done Cathy, it's beautiful... you have every right to feel VERY proud of yourself on doing such a fantastic job.

                        I'd be very proud to have achieved something so beautiful on my first attempt too... it's definitely has the WOW factor and not only looks gorgeous but with the fleece it will also be nice and cosy. Well done!!

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                        • #13
                          Looks lovely. I wouldn't even know where to start! So rubbish at needlework!
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                          • #14
                            Oh! What a beautiful quilt, well done Cathy.

                            Jo x
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                            • #15
                              Thats lovely Cathy, well done. Be careful though it's addictive. Looks very nice at a table covering too.
                              Carol
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