it only took me one weekend to sew all the squares together and sew onto the backing and wadding..
it was the bias binding that took the longest.. i even took it into work to pin it all i did that one lunch hour and it took the whole hour!!.. ..
but my sewing machine is proving to be a little temperamental at the mo so after a few stitches the thread comes out of the needle.. and then on one side the cotton is all looped up and loose.. so i think its the tension or something so think I'm going to have to get some one to take a look..
so i had to wait to take it to my mums and you know how things pop up
anyways i digress were was i.. oh yes the quilt
so i was going to sew on the binding myself, took it to my mums to use her sewing machine but luckily she stepped in and did that bit for me ( i mean come on mum how many hints did i have to give you!!!!)
and here it is.. basically i just used most of the free fabric samples that you can order online from john lewis!!!.. which cut down on the cutting of the fabric as they were just the right size haha..
i used mainly greens and pinks.. with a few red bits thrown in.. in spotty, check and floral patterns..
and i had bought some red gingham from a carboot last year so this was used on the back
i am pleased with it especially as it was my first attempt.. i have got the quilting bug now though so as soon as i get my machine fixed i already know what I'm working on next !!!
so today we were rudely awoken by our 3 yr old at around about 5.30..jumping on us wanting us to get up .. have breakfast etc.. when i finally woken up and made the children's breakfast, washed up, put a wash on, put some washing out..it was still only just turning 8am!!.. i thought to myself how this was going to be a long day.. so i thought id take them into town.. run the legs off oldest boy and have a mooch round the charity shops.
i was dreading it though. .i never take both out on my own ever.. not since they were in the double buggy..( it was about the size of an estate car though was far to heavy !!) so usually we are stuck in which gets very depressing..
anyways oldest boy was simply amazing.. was so well behaved and once we got the toy bought and the little cupcake bought for him . .he was even better..
it made such a difference and the chance to be out on this glorious day has done us the world of good!!
i bought this blanket and i love the faded pastel colours on it.. i think sometimes the checked blankets can look a bit heavy looking but i really like this and at £1.99 i couldn't have left it!