So I was inspired to make my first quilt after my best friend / partner in crime / sister / friendship soulmate and her husband told us they were pregnant.
It was an absolutely amazing time, and I cried my eyes out with happiness as I knew as soon as they told us, that they were going to be amazing parents.
With my my crafty, or so I think background, I decided I wanted to make a quilt for Baby Yards to have, hopefully forever.
I had recently purchased my first sewing machine on sale at Spotlight. It’s a very basic Brother model, but it does what I need. I purchased it to make the decorations and what not for our wedding.
I hopped off to Spotlight, and got some basics including a self healing mat, rotary cutter, fabric pen, and a plastic ruler. I knew nothing about types of fabrics, only that I wanted it to be pink and only have 2 colours.
I learnt a lot on this quilt, including using enough seam allowance to ensure my quilt patches didn’t come apart, and what type of batting / wadding to use.
I used solid pink fabric for the backing (partially because it was easy, considering it was a beginner’s quilt), and a white thread to contrast and so you could see the chevron pattern easier.
I used an awesome pink / purple / yellow based owl fabric, and alternated it with similar tones of a feature feather fabric. The white has small feathers embellished on it also.
My binding was then a yellow flower pattern, which contrasted nicely against the pink, and tied in well with the front chevron patterns.
Here’s some pictures of how it turned out. I am really happy with how it turned out for a beginner quilt, and little Myah loves it!
I still have HEAPS to learn, but this quilt was a really big part of my loving, and wanting to continue to quilt :)