Thursday, September 8, 2011

Finished Quilt

I have finished the baby girl quilt ready for the baby shower this Sunday.



I am really happy with the machine quilting that I was able to do on it. I am usually a hand quilting girl, but I wanted this to be more robust and able to go through the washing machine. I have only machine quilted a couple of times and this is definitely the best result. I am getting to know how to achieve a good result on my machine more easily.




The back is the same pink gingham as the border. I bought two metres of it, as I know I will use it in another project.

I bought the fabric at a lovely quilt shop in Killara.  It was wonderful to find a shop with so much fabric that I would use and so close to where I live as well. The two ladies in the shop were so helpful and friendly too.

I am discovering lots of new shops close by. I went to a wool shop nearby this week to buy my favourite needles. I was happy to find them so close, as I had been buying them in Bowral and really needed to plan for those purchases!

I have started two new knitting projects (I get bored with just one on the go). One for myself and one for the bigger of my two monkeys.

2 comments:

Polka Dot Daze said...

It's really beautiful! What a lucky friend you have to receive something so thoughtful and special!

Maxabella said...

There's a quilt shop in Killara? Who knew!?!

The quilt is beautiful. A dear friend made quilts for my three when they were bubbas and they are treasured still. x