Monday, 13 December 2010

Another Quilt for Charity

Are you having moments yet where you can either sew for yourself.. or sew for christmas for others? It's that time of year where I look at my to-do list and nearly faint. However one big thing has been trying to get a few quilts out for charity.

I was inspired by Auntspicy and friends "100 Quilts for Christmas" and have managed to crank out two baby quilts in between school, work and life. It makes me feel good and I like that. I had alot of fun making these two quilts and also taking photos of them actually. I've never gone out of my way to take nice photos of my quilt so that was kinda different and challenging.

This quilt I started following a pattern I had but I was using fat quarters and realized after cutting up about 5 of the 6 QQ's I had cut the fabric the wrong direction and would either have to start again or try something different.. which I did. I've never made up my own pattern before and that fun!

And of course I didn't have enough fabric for my backing.. and not wanting to leave the house I had to make do.

Another first for me was I decided to buy some Machingers OMLG (oh my lady ga-ga) these things have been life altering.

Thanks for stopping in to have a look!! :)


  1. OMLG* that quilt is fabulous! Thank you so much for participating, I am sure that someone will really treasure that quilt! Love your whole blog!

    *totally am going to use that!

  2. What a great quilt! will you send me an email at swimbikequilt at gmail dot com? You were the winner of one of the 100 Quilts for christmas prizes, the mug rug from Mary at Pin Sew Press

  3. What an awsame quilt! Sutch a fine work, just love it!


  4. Hello! This is IniftelyAutumn from Swap-Bot! (End of the year blog comment swap)

    Such an awesome Quilt! I wish I had the skills to make one, haha, I love quilts.

  5. Great quilt. I find it fun when I make accidents and have to be a little more creative to make it all work. You did a great job.

    swapbot - stampkrl

  6. Your quilt is truly beautiful and what better way than to craft for Charity, and give to those that need it. Basic necessities are always the most valued. Ana Goncalves from the End of year Blog Comment Swap on Swap-bot.

  7.! that quilt looks amazing! how clever to create the pattern yourself!

    {purplecrazymum on swap-bot}

  8. Lovely quilt! Great colors.

    Aimee (darzy30) - swapbot
    Kiwi's Blogger Follower Swap #3