Saturday, 30 November 2013

I Made A... Q U I L T !

Yes friends, you read right, this non quilt maker made a quilt!
And... I love it to bits!!

Disappearing Nine-Patch Lap Quilt, purchased as a kit earlier in the year from Patchworks Plus, Tasmania.
 I found it to be a great learning project in trying to get my seams & joins super-accurate.
 Measures 48inches square

Many of you will be familiar with the fabrics; it's Vintage Modern... charm squares & some extra. I had long admired this range, but never had an idea of what I would make.
Site Manager always on hand to perform quality & comfort testing!
I sent it back to Patchworks Plus for Sarah to work her quilting magic on it... don't you love the bubbles?!
Thank you so much Sarah, the quilting is just perfect x
 I think these are my best ever binding corners.The grey fabric with red flowers is the backing.
Love It. Love It. Love It.

This one is a few firsts for me... first kit quilt... first time of getting something professionally quilted... first time of using a whole range of fabrics instead of just a few... first time sewing a project using mostly pre-cut fabric...
I wanted to challenge myself to a few things, & I learned a lot.

Being that this is actually the 3rd quilt I've made (the others are here & here) perhaps I can call myself a 'maker of simple quilts'... yes? Maybe 'non quilt maker' is not quite accurate any more?

Especially because I am already planning my next one!!
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 Just a little 'ps' to welcome my new readers & say thanks for visiting Hibiscus Stitches x

35 comments:

Kate said...

Anthea, it's a beautiful quilt! Kudos to you.

Lin said...

Very very pretty Anthea - gorgeous fabrics and the quilting sets it off nicely. Well done. xx

sunny said...

Your are a QUILTER!!!!! No doubt about it. What's next on the list? I love the fabrics you used for this.

Narelle said...

Gorgeous quilt and well done on your finish!
Yes definitely a quilter now :o)

Jeanette said...

Well done Anthea. Your quilt is beautiful. Love those fabrics. Mine still live in my stash. Hugs,xx

Susan said...

It's beautiful Anthea. I think you can safely call yourself a quilter now. Well done. X

Melody said...

Really really beautiful.

marina said...

your quilt is beautiful!! The quilting is perfect.
Planning your next quilt? that should leave no doubt that you have become a quilter.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is beautiful Anthea. You've done a fantastic job.

Helen said...

Absolutely gorgeous well done !!!!!!! I can't wait to see what your are going to work on next my quilting friend !!

shez said...

its awesome Anthea love it and the fabric is perfect i feel a new addiction coming on,lol,well done on a beautiful finish.xx

withajoyfulheart said...

Beautiful!!!

Julia said...

Yay Anthea, you are now a QUILTER!
It's beautiful and there will be many more I'm sure now.
Julia ♥

Fiona said...

definitely a maker of fine quality quilts... it is gorgeous... so pretty and so beautifully done...
Hugz

Lisa V said...

So pretty and the colours are lovely.

gracie said...

A beautiful quilt!

Chookyblue...... said...

it's all bad news............your an addicted quilter now........sorry about the diagnoses........no hope really....life long addiction......

gorgeous quilt..........well done

Michelle Ridgway said...

Absolutely! You little quiltmaker you. Your quilt is gorgeous! Well done to you. Chooky is right...its like Tim Tams...ya can't stop at just one.lol

Maria said...

Oh Anthea that is just a gorgeous quilt... Such pretty fabric and a great pattern for you to play with...
Yep you are now an addicted quilter .

Anita said...

Oh boy!! You know you're hooked now? lol Gorgeous project, love the colours.
Cheers, Anita.

katherine said...

Looks fantastic ANthea!

Leanne said...

Well Anthea.... you should be very proud of yourself, your quilt is just beautiful.

kim said...

Anthea, your quilt is amazingly beautiful.......your are certainly a fully fledged quilter, and a very clever one at that. xx

Sarah said...

I love it Anthea!! I actually love the pink border better than my grey! You did an awesome job on it, and I feel so privileged to have been able to quilt it for you. And your binding mitres.... perfect!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Massive big WOW....gorgeous...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Massive big WOW....gorgeous...

Keryn B said...

Good on you - you definitely are a quilter it is beautiful and those corners are perfect. Even the site manager is giving you the big thumbs up!!

Quilt Kitty said...

I think you can call yourself a maker of beautiful quilts too! I love it & Vintage Modern is a divine range. Your corners are awe inspiring. I'm having a bit of a corner crisis at the moment, don't know what I am doing differently but they are being a challenge. Four more to try & manage on a table runner tonight, wish me luck! Are we meeting up with Maria before Christmas, was it the 14th she mentioned? xx

Sharyn T said...

Fabulous Anthea. Well done. Love everything about your quilt and look forward to the next one. Sharyn:)

Nicky said...

Gorgeous fabrics, and a gorgeous quilt! Congratulations, there's no turning back now...

debbie said...

Congratulations on your finish. Your quilt is gorgeous! I had a look at the other two as well and they are both great too. Well done! xx debbie

Wendy said...

Congrats on a great finish! A wonderful quilt you have made!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Wahoo! Well done…it's gorgeous…and those binding corners! no wonder the Site Manager has given the quality control paws up!…enjoy...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Somehow I missed this post! Your quilt is gorgeous Anthea, a very beautiful finish!

KAYLEE said...

The quilt looks amazing Anthea, I love the colours. I love making disappearing 9 patch quilts, they are such fun.

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