I’ve not done much patchwork before – a hand pieced and quilted log cabin pot holder, and a 9-patch pin cushion a few years ago.
But I’ve always loved fabric (I’ve been sewing since I was a teenager). The touch of it! The colours! Buying it and planning what to make with it!
Twenty years ago I bought a quilt kit at a craft show, and somewhere in my home it sits, in a bag, all cut, half sewn In the darkest gloomiest colours you’ve ever seen!
I always thought that making quilts was too expensive a hobby – and then I discovered mini quilts! So now I’m obsessed with patchwork and quilting! And I even have plans for a single bed sized quilt for no. 1 son (he wants black and white). I will slowly buy the fabric I need for it over the next few months, and sew it up over the Christmas holidays. That way, it won’t seem like I’m spending heaps on fabric – spread it out, that’s the way!
I decided in No Spend May to make a plus mini quilt. It looked easy, I didn’t need a pattern, and had plenty of fabric in my stash (from 30 years of sewing!)
I chose some of my favourite fabrics – some I had used to make dresses for my daughter and me, and one was from a pretty pillowcase I made. I even had some Liberty scraps I could use ♥ There was an overriding floral them
So I cut and I sewed, and I googled, and I sewed, and I basted it, and googled some more, then machine quilted it, and then sewed on the binding.
It’s my first ever, properly made, patchwork project, and I quite love it! It is, hopefully, the first of many mini quilts to be hung on the lounge room wall (which is from now on to be known as my mini wall!)
Till next time,
PS. Apologies for the six week gap in posting – Instagram is becoming a little addictive!!