Sunday, November 09, 2008

My EBDQS quilt

My swap partner was Emma, who requested a quilt for her darling son James. To be honest when I first read that I got Emma I completely freaked out..... she is a published quilter and her quilts are just stunning!!! I found myself stuck for inspiration and ended up designing a few different quilts before settling on my final design. I saw so many quilts I liked in lots of my magazines, but being a beginner quilter I found it hard to work out how to modify the final size - most of the quilts I liked were large ones. Then I thought I'd better not fiddle with a pattern too much as I wouldn't be able to work out how to cut and piece it.

So between a couple of books I have: "Quilt for Baby's" and "Alex Anderson's Baby Quilt's with Love" and using equilter to merge a couple of different blocks together, I came up with this:

close up the star quilting I did in the middle (first time not "stitching in the ditch"!)

back view

close up of the label (these are so fun to make!)

Thanks again to AJ and Helen (sorry I forgot to thank you in my last post, I've slapped myself for you lol!) These swaps are just wonderful to be a part of.



Kylie said...

I love the colours in this quilt - so fresh and light. They remind me of sorbet. You did a fantastic job, well done.

Cass said...

Well done Natalie it looks fantastic

Emma said...

Thank you again, Natalie, we both love it! It's in bed with him tonight as I type, wrapped around Bec again. Sorry about the pressure!

Karen said...

Wow Natalie - that's a novice quilt???
Sure doesn't look novice to me!
Gorgeous colours - love the one you received too.

Cascade Lily said...

You did a great job Natalie. And it's well loved by James too!