One of the things I really should have been blogging about are the quilts that I have made in… oh… the last couple of years.
I don’t see myself as a big quilter but I do love the way the different fabrics come together, making the whole so much more than the sum of the parts. Yes, I was one that once asked a quilty friend why (on earth) would you cut up all those little bits of fabric just to sew them back together again. I also ask Donna on a regular basis how many quilts she really needs. So I guess that puts me on the outside of the quilting fraternity until I deeply, truly and wholeheartedly understand the answers to those two questions.
Nevertheless, I have made a few quilt like things and this was the first real quilt. It was made from a kit which overcame my first fear of quilting – having to chose all those fabrics. I’m pleased to say I’m over that fear now and even though I am still a novice, I am learning step by step about fabric choice and I really enjoy that part of the process . I am sad to say that I can’t remember who I bought the kit from. I should, but I can’t. It was called Top Gear and I bought it at one of the craft fairs at the Brisbane Convention Centre. If anyone can help, that would be great!
It was made for my boy and I had it professionally quilted with a cars pattern all over. The cost of the kit and the quilting made it quite an expensive process but I am pleased with the result and we all use this one regularly. Even though it was made for a (then) three year old, I think the colours aren’t too babyish so this will be good for a while yet.