Monday, February 22, 2010

First finish of the year

Just finished my first big quilty project of the year. An absolutely adorable custom project for my new friend in the UK. Oh yeah, I'm international, baby!

Front of quilt

Back of quilt

Embroidered the child's artwork on each piece

What fun it was to work on this. Even though it brought out some (brand) new techniques. Made my own piping on the pillow. Woo hoo!! Could not find the right shade of green so I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go. Totally not very hard at all. Turns out I was nervous-eating all day for no good reason!

Also, the embroidery was a new thing to tackle. I've done your basic cross stitch since I was a wee lass, but this was way new. Lucky for me, I found a great book on teaching the necessary stitches. I recommend for you, dear reader(s) -- haha! : Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray. Excellent for no-medium skill on the embroidery scale. Lots of cute projects too. The descriptions are pretty good. I'm sooo not good at following patterns, directions, authority - you name it. So the fact that I actually read the book (many times) and referenced it whilst I was sewing says a lot.

We all have something new to learn and do, right??


  1. The hungry caterpillar fabric is so cute and calls out to be used. I like that you combined it with children's drawings. Are they what you embroidered?

  2. I absolutely love the fabrics and colors of the quilt. I especially like the personal touches with the handprints and artwork...what a great idea!

  3. I can't wait to get my quilt and cushion in the post ... and loved reading your blog! xx

  4. Love the Eric Carle artwork! The quilt is beautiful!

  5. You are a freak of nature! Great job with this quilt. If Charm City Cakes entered the quilt/crafting business, this is what the shop would look like! I can't wait to see the next creation...You are the Wilco of the quilting world.


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