It was my Auntie Lettie's birthday on the 18th of September and I wanted to make her something special.
I would have shown you sooner what I made but I didn't want to spoil the surprise and then we went away and things so I just haven't gotten around to it.
I'm half way through sewing my first quilt for Rose and I wanted to practise my quilting skills... I say skills, but I kind of just took a whack at it!
Lettie had shown me quickly how to do free hand quilting whilst I was in Dorset but I found it quite tricky on my own sewing machine so there are plenty of mistakes to be seen!
I thought I'd make her a mini quilt to hang on her wall... well I hoped it would turn out okay and be something she wouldn't mind on her wall anyway..
I took inspiration from a lovely quilting book and various images from Pinterest and made up the picture by using applique to attatch the material shapes to the backing fabric. I used zig-zag stitch to go around the fabric shapes and then sandwiched wadding between the front and back pieces of fabric. I then embroidered a few flowers and added some buttons, then I used a free-motion foot to quilt over the whole thing. It took me agggess as I'm only a beginner, but apparently she really likes it so it was all worth it..! :-)
The binding is a bit of a bodge-job, I just could not for the life of me get it right!
I hope I manage to do the binding okay on Rose's quilt... although I'm sure I'll struggle just as much with it then.
Sooo.... this is the finished object..!
Not bad for a first attempt I thought! Although I notice so many mistakes when looking at it...