Saturday, 29 December 2012

A Christmas quilt


I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!  I don't know about you but I'm not very good at all this sitting about doing 'nothing', I *need* to be sewing, crocheting, or flicking through a craft mag!!  At least I have managed to just chill as I find doing these things nice and relaxing so as well as catching up with the festive telly I've been browsing sewing books and doing a little hand sewing.  More on those in another blog post as they involve some of the lovely gifts I received for Christmas :)

Now, the Christmas quilt in the title of this post refers to Joshua's quilt! I have mentioned it a few times on my blog, and I am happy to say I've finally done it! 

Waaaaaay back, here, almost a whole year ago, I actually showed you the fabric I'd bought to use for Joshua's quilt, the line is Ready, Set, Go! by Ann Kelle.  It's full of bright fun colours and lots of cute little modes of transport - perfect for a little boys bedroom. 

I managed to piece the quilt top a few months ago, sewing a few smaller squares together to make large 13" squares, and using some 13" squares cut from yardage -

Another few months after this I pieced the back!  It's basically the leftover fabric from the front and some cute alphabet fabric I got cheap from the USA.  Since one of Joshua's favourite colours is orange (and orange features quite a lot in the quilt top) I decided to bind the quilt with some zingy bright orange fabric. 

The finished result? 

Here it is, on Joshua's bed, complete with matching pillow which I made a while back

I wrapped the quilt up for Christmas and he was thrilled with it :)

I am also looking forward to share with you some other Christmas makes that I had to keep hidden until they were given as gifts, more on them in another post.


  1. I love this quilt! How do you get the bias binding so flat! In inevitably end up with a few wrinkles!

  2. Oh honey this is so sweet, I think I will eventually give a larger quilt a go in time. So far my attempt was about 2ft x 2ft!


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