Sunday, August 15, 2010

Phew!

It's finished! months of...prep work, yeah, I'll call it that. For a final sewing frenzy and finished in a week!
This is me, after making the $%&%^&% bed (day beds look good, but they are a pain to make, believe me!)

And the best pic I could at night- fresh sheets, new quilt, happy girl child! She really wanted it finished for last night, but I couldn't get the binding finished during the day (read- too much nagging for food etc)


I'm not happy, of course- the turquoise squares have run! I think I dyed them, a while ago now. Some of the orange has run a bit too. Oh, well, we'll see what it looks like after a few more washes! Oh, the backing is blue chenille, as in the last post.


Have to show off this funny bent needle- it had no help making it this shape, I promise!

And a little nostalgia- the first quilt I made my baby, before I knew it was a girl. All cross stitched by me, then sewn on the old Janome. Polar fleece backing. Lots of baby spew on this quilt, there was!

Edit June 2012: Pattern is Spring Bunnies from the book by Jenni Dobson

11 comments:

Selina said...

Looks great Bec! Get yourself some of that Dylon colour run remover (make sure it's the colour safe one) it works a treat. I just finished off my daughters quilt that had black pom pom trim that ran through gorgeous pink chenille, I actually cried. I had prewashed the trim, obviously not well enough! Anyway, the run remover pulled it all out beautifully. Good luck!

Jodie said...

I second selina , get some of that colour remover stuff....
It looks great and I hope you were roundly thanked !

Cass said...

Bec it looks wonderful, wel done

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Great work! And yes try run a way xox

Clair said...

It's that final run that's the hardest work...well done, the quilt looks brilliant!

Andi said...

Absolutely gorgeous Be.
Well done!!

Kelli said...

Looks ace Bec!
I hope you can fix the runs with all the suggestions here! I have used Run away and the colour catcher sheets in the wash. Both worked.
Good luck.

Leni and Rose said...

Fantastic! I love the first one you made for her as well, both are gorgeous!

nicole said...

nawwwwwww it looks great!
fantastic job!!!
xox

Karen said...

Clever you!! It looks great Bec - glad the small one loves it too.

Brenda said...

Thanks for letting me know about my typo! I've just fixed it.....there is now 1 cup of sugar in the recipe.