Sunday, 25 July 2010

I baked a quilt!

Sometimes I finish off a project I started ages ago and wonder why I didn't bother to finish it at the time!
It only took me a couple of hours to finish this quilt, and I must admit, it isn't my best work. BUT it was a learning experience, and now I think I would have another go, but with hindsight! 
so - above is the top of the quilt...
Below is the back of the quilt


And here is a close up of that fuzzy effect I wanted!
It had to be washed and dried for the edges to fray - it was almost like waiting for a cake to bake, with me running round the house looking for My Juicy shouting "it worked!!!" "I baked a quilt"


My baby brother who lives next door to us with his partner and their 2 gorgeous children, are all off to Wales for a fortnight - this morning he has been messing about with a tiny boat and outboard motor he bought for mackerel fishing last year, readying it for it's maiden voyage ~(well, his maiden voyage with it - I think he bought it off the local scout troop) and he has been popping round to keep me updated with animal care instructions - when to feed the cat, how to handle the hamster - oh, and apparently the Sea Monkeys need feeding on a Thursday...wish me luck! (I forgot he had fish last year...and now he has none.)



15 comments:

topchelseagirl said...

Your quilt looks great, good baking.

KC'sCourt! said...

Love that quilt!
Julie xxxxxx

Maggie said...

Oh that is SO clever... I just finished off a quilt today as well, just a small quilted throw of squares, and same size squares constructed of four triangles, using plains, Christmassy fabric, stripes and checks. It is such a relief when something is finished and it is all helping reduce my shash of fabrics, which has been my intention of late, simplifying my life. (As talked about on my blog www.laburnumcottage.blogspot.com
for anyone who's interested!
Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Taz said...

Gorgeous quilt!! :)

Hey what bit of Wales is your wee bruv off to, I might see him there LOL

You've just reminded me I need to go buy one of those floaty food things for my two (even though technically they're not even mine) fish. :o

crafts@home said...

Lovely quilt.... worth the wait :)

jo said...

wow! love your quilt, i want to make one but i am nervous!!! Btw, i have a new blog now! http://jo-kitschcraft.blogspot.com/

Take care
jo
x

dosierosie said...

love the quilt but what are sea monkeys?
Gillx

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

I do wish I was more patient, that quilt is lovely...

How cool is living next door to your Bro...baby sitting would be so easy! x

Christy@WickedHappy said...

Love it!!!! :)

Pooch Morning Glory said...

awesome quilt! i love pink.
i wish i lived closer to my little bro. i was supposed to move next to my older bro in sept but now plans have changed.
he might move to toronto and me tp PEI
o well.... enjoy the pet sitting
~laura x

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

woo wee this is just beautiful, Love the cobbles too!!!

HairyKnees said...

The quilt looks great! I didn't know you could bake them :O! Don't forget to give the animals love when they are fed :)

LM said...

I'm sorry, but your quilt looks oh so cozy, the kind I would cuddle up with. It's unique and not so perfected. Luv it.

Valerie said...

That's a beautiful quilt. Love the colours and those frayed edges.