Well, maybe not perfection if you look closely but, I did it. I made a whole patchwork quilted blanket all by myself! I am so completely chuffed with it.
I hand quilted either side of every join which was much harder work than I anticipated. I think I need a thimble contraption to stop my fingers getting sore!
But it was completely worth every stitch. I think it gives a lovely texture. All sort of quilty!
I used a wrap which I found in the island's one and only charity shop as the wadding. I like the idea of upcycling and repurposing like this, but also, the nearest fabric shop is something over 1000 miles away!
I bound the edge in a lovely spotty blue from my stash, and backed it in a gorgeous piece of fabric given to me by an island friend.
Look here it is in all it's glory!
I worked very hard on making the corners neat and I am very pleased with the results.
Most of the squares came from a friend back in Scotland, who sent them as a wonderful surprise gift, but I added a few from my own stash.
This came from a pare of baby shorts which I bought just for the fabric, from the island charity shop.
This is a piece of one of J's shirts.
This is an offcut from Tall Girl's bean bag and the red gingham you can just see was a pantomime costume many moons ago.
Two of my favourite ikea fabrics.
A toddler blouse of Tall Girl's, long grown out of.
I experimented with my fabbie stamp and discovered that it is colourfast on fabric if ironed first, so I was able to add a label which I am super please with. There will be more labels on more things in the future!
It really was hand made with love. I absolutely loved making it. I loved working out how. I loved juggling the colours, searching out the right thread, choosing the backing and the binding, everything. I am also looking forward to packing it up and sending it off to it's final destination, which is a surprise so I'll shut up now.
I took the pictures today in a very special location, more of which very soon.