Thursday, 26 January 2012

The finished baby patchwork quilt!

Well, here it is.....

from this...

to this...

 close up of the blocks - there are 42 in all (126 rectangles)

If you'd like to make this quilt, there is a fabulous tutorial here. It is very well written and so easy to follow (even for a mathmatically challenged person like me!) I'll let you in on a secret - Lydia had to work out the measurements for me (I'm that bad at maths). In the tutorial Florence used 12 fabrics but I only had 6 - it would make for easier laying out the more you have. 

Provided my sister-in-law likes it, it will be winging it's way to Australia soon.  They are expecting a little girl after having 3 boys and we are so delighted for them.

Hope you have a lovely day and thanks for visiting!
Sarah x

Ps. I should have said it was very quick to make - just 2 days!

In my haste to make it though, I sat up very late on Monday night (nearly cross-eyed) completing the top, and when I got up on Tuesday morning (5 hours later)

- oh my word -

it was like a dogs dinner, not a straight line to be seen :( ....so Mum and I ripped out all the blocks and I started again. I finished it last night but I've learnt my lesson...I won't be sewing late at night again!

8 comments:

Joy said...

Oh Sarah it was worth waiting for, it's really gorgeous.

Ruth said...

This is really beautiful and must have taken you ages! Ruth x

Anonymous said...

Sarah it's really pretty and so are the colours. Stephanie x

Molecraft said...

Wow, you must have some patience! It's gorgeous!
Helen x

Jenny said...

Move over Laura Ashley! this is sooo pretty Sarah, you're a talented girl :)
I think pulling it apart again would have finished me!!
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

Sarah - you are SO amazing! This is absolutely stunning and they'll be delighted with it and I can just imagine you sitting up all night to finish it AND I can imagine you ripping out the blocks in the morning because you are such a perfectionist! Have a great weekend and love to all, Vicky x

Katina said...

This is so beautiful Sarah - you're so clever!
xx

Wishcraft said...

Wow Sarah! This is so pretty, I'm sure your SIL will be thrilled with it :o) Lisa x