Today’s the day

OK today’s the day that I have to sandwich my daughters quilt ready for quilting it.

It’s only taken me 3 years to make the quilt top, cos other things keep getting in the way and it was ment to be for her 18th birthday but that came and went and then I promised her that it would be ready for Christmas that year, and then her birthday and then Christmas… you get the idea!
So today I will get on and hopefully have it ready to go under the machine by teatime tomorrow.

It’s a double and I hand made the top and had intended to hand quilt it. but she has been waiting so long I’ll have to machine it. Bless her she hasn’t pestered me at all for it but I know she’s anxious to have it finished and put it on her bed.

I was a very big project for me to take on, as up untill then I had only ever made a cot quilt for my new (at the time) baby grandson. Not realizing that a hand made double quilt would be such an enormous task. Still I know better now.
I can’t remember where I got the pattern from, I was on a web site somewhere, so I apologize for not mentioning the site but 3 years is a long time and my old gray matter isn’t what it was, Haha!
I think it was called “Kite” or something so if anyone can point me in the direction of any quilt patterns called “Kite” I’ll take a look, if it’s the right site I’ll put a link on here.

I will take some pics of the top before I put it together and upload some to this page for you to see and then some of the finished quilt, cos I’m pleased with myself. Haha!

Anyway best get on with it because my daughter is sat here getting very figgity and raring to get going, I asked her to help put it together, I think she agreed just to get it done.

I did have a few problems when I was putting the quilt top together, some of the strips wouldn’t fit, some too long some too short, but I soon discovered that it was my own fault, I hadn’t been as hot on my 1/4in seam allowance as I should have been. So I had to do a lot of undoing and restitching.

So be warned seam allowances have absolutely GOT to be smack on perfect or it will add to the task of making it and could well put you off finishing yours.

Right, Here goes then!!!

Wish me luck.



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