Tuesday, July 23, 2019

My First Quilt - Well Actually My Second

Wowsers Peeps!!

 It has been a really, really long time since I've been in this little corner of the world wide web! How've you all been? I know I connect with a lot of you on my main gig which is my Insta page but I really do miss this bigger more wordy forum.

Those of you that do follow me there will know that I quite often pattern test for different designers, just for fun, and I occasionally participate in QAL's, mostly for The Fat Quarter Shop

They are doing an awesome Beginners Quilt QAL and the lovely Pat Sloan has offered to organise us all...we all know I need that!!

Pat has asked us all to show our first quilt??!!!
Disclaimer * this is my 2nd quilt, my first was so awful and wonky I gave it to a friend for a dog blanket :)

I was so proud of this quilt as I hand appliqued all the little boys and quilted it myself on my teeny tiny Bernette

Nothing dainty or tiny about that blanket stitch mwahahahaha

Still loose threads on the back from 2003??!!!

Something that I don't do anymore as I have my own custom labels, but I love that now I know this quilt is 16 years old?? and my middle baby boy drew that picture when he was 5.....yes it did make me all nostalgic and teary...don't you love the Debbie Mumm labels tho LOL

Ok now I've shown you where I started from you can get yourself on board to show a non quilting friend how awesome this crazy hobby of ours is and participate in The Ultimate Beginner Quilt QAL

This is being run by The Fat Quarter Shop and if you watch their You Tube channel on August 1st you'll see a tutorial for the first block.


Check the Fat Quarter Shop Blog and see all the fabric requirements and who is following along :)

It will be loads of fun!

Talk soon Peeps xx