Saturday, April 01, 2006

Success!

Oh yay! I finished my first ever quilting project. Okay, let's not get too excited, it's just a small cushion, but it's a start! I'm just so pleased that I stuck to it and finished it. It looks great. Not perfect, but great.

I hit a few snags along the way! When it came time to stitch the piping and back to the quilted top, I realised the piping was way too fat to fit next to the sewing foot on my machine, so I had to hand stitch the entire cushion cover! After several false starts (which I unpicked), I eventually worked out that I needed to stitch the piping to the cushion top and then to stitch that to the back. Once I had this licked, it was easy!

The cushion is for Romily and has her initials and birthdate stitched onto the heart, which you can see in the detail photo.

Originally I thought I'd have the heart in the centre of the cushion, but after I'd patched the pieces together I realised it looked much better in the bottom left panel. I left the backing on the applique webbing so the heart 'crinkles' when you touch it. Perfect for a baby to play with :)

6 comments:

Judy said...

Excellent pillow! Way to go. I was so proud when I finished my first project. Your daughter will forever keep that pillow with her initials stitched on it, watch and see. I know several people who still have little blankets, scarves, hankies, etc that their moms or grannies made.You should be very proud of yourself!

Sandra said...

You did such a great job! I hope you enjoyed it enough to do some more quilting projects :-)

Lily said...

Thank you ladies! Yes, I enjoyed it and learnt a lot too! But next quilting project will have to wait - I am making some cuuuuute overalls for Romily first :)

Tiffany said...

The pillow looks great!! That's awesome that you finished your first quilting project!

Finn said...

You did a really nice job with the cushion Lily! Putting that piping on was brillant, but definitely a challenge. And you worked it out! The heart looks so pretty with the embroidery, and yes, she'll love the sound effects. Your quilting looks very nice also..job well done!!

Laura said...

Your pillow is wonderful! You did such a great job. Do you have plans for your next project?