A couple of years ago I bought my daughter Alice a bundle of fat eighths of "Max and Whiskers" fabric by Basic Grey for Moda. She finally decided to make a quilt herself, and she decided on a simple block layout - she cut the fat eighths into 9" squares which she sewed together. Then she pin based the layers together - she has used an extra wide calico for the back, and used a polyester wadding.....
.....Alice quilted it very simply using the "stitch-in-the-ditch" method with a variegated King Tut quilting thread shade 936 (Pharaoh's Treasures) and a cream Mettler thread in the bobbin to match the calico backing. She hand stitched the binding to the back of the quilt and her stitching is very neat - and I'm VERY impressed with her mitred corners!..........
.....she used another Basic Grey fabric for the binding - she picked out the turquoise blue "grunge" - and it looks stunning teamed with the brown and mustard and coral in the rest of the quilt.....
.....and here is her finished quilt - what a clever girl!! I wonder who she takes after! Maybe she'll start making bags next!! Alice tells me that this is going to be the quilt that she snuggles up with when she's watching TV - she still wants me to make the quilt for her room with the Bali-Pops that I bought her from Birmingham last month. Maybe she'll be able to help me!
Blogs I follow
These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.