Thursday, May 10, 2012

Boo's quilt

Here is (finally!) is, my first ever make for Boo - a baby quilt using the cheater panel that I designed.

The last time I made a quilt for a person was in GCSE design (so over 20 years ago) and it was pretty naff, and I had quite a lot of help with it.
I am secretly a bit pleased with myself that I've actually managed to pull this off. I know it's a cheater (so less sewing all round) but I did quilt it and bind it, and the binding looks really professional - much to my amazement and thanks in large part to a video tutorial I watched on YouTube.
This finished quilt is by no means perfect, it's a bit wonky in places, which I suppose you could say adds a bit of character.
It's currently in the washing machine and I'm petrified that I'm going to ruin it. I used natural wool batting and I'm washing it on a cool wool wash with wool detergent in the hope that It doesn't come out all lumpy. eek!


Rebecca said...

It looks lovely! Fingers crossed for you that all is well after the wash!x

Rachel said...

It looks fabulous! That cheater fabric is so cool!

Gina said...

It looks lovely. Would never known it was a "cheater" panel!

Jodie said...

What a lucky little boo.

amy said...

Nice job, Vanessa!

Lucy said...

wow! It looks great :-)

Glad you posted a picture of it, I wanted to see it after we talked about it on Saturday :-)

Zane Wooder said...

I didn't know you could make such beautiful quilts. I'm impressed.

-Zane of ontario honey