Monday, November 9, 2009

primary patchwork

primary patchwork
Originally uploaded by Grey Cottage Studio

The little patchworks, the relatively quick gratification of the sewing machine, a few hours here and there and it's done. I made my first quilt. It's a little thing. Just 30X40-ish. Too small really even for my toddler. But now, I'll add quilter to my list of titles (right before chief bottle washer).

Anyway, it was actually pretty simple and quite fun. I used a charm pack from American Jane's happy camper line. The results are a little too matchy-matchy for my taste, but at least they all work together and I didn't have to cut little squares or buy a bunch of fat quarters at once. I used a free pattern posted on Sew Mama Sew written by Elizabeth of Oh Fransson!

The quilting turned out to be simple simon because I backed it with a diagonal plaid. So I just followed the lines which were already there. My craftsmanship is shoddy, but my little guy doesn't mind and it doesn't have to fit anyone (always my downfall with knitting). My fellow crafters out there can understand the happy glow I had all day after pulling my new creation from the dryer. Others may think I'm mad, but you know it keeps me sane.  Too many more pictures on my flickr set.


Amy said...

I love it! Primaries and white are a perfect cheerful mix for a baby quilt. It must feel good to have a completed quilt to add to your long list of crafty accomplishments.

Hope you and the family are well.

molly said...

I love it, too! Hooray for patchwork and quilts! Heading to flickr now.