Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Something warm and fuzzy

Owen enjoying his quilt... :D


PHEW!!! I've finally finish what I wanted to start since this summer. The whole process took me awhile. From choosing the material to actually ordering them online OR get them locally, cutting them up and putting the pieces together. I've never tried quilting before. Thought that this could be a chance for me to learn something more and give Owen something warm and fuzzy at the same time.

Mum told me that it'll take time and effort and man she is right! I could actually hear her right now with the I-told-you-so! Quilting is a pretty long process when you're a beginner at sewing - -like me. I had to learn it from trial and error along the way. I envy those who actually take up quilting classes. Thank goodness I bought a few extra (OK, half a yard/meter extra) of fabric. And no I didn't spend a fortune on fabrics (they were on sale) but I did invest on the hardware: a Janome sewing machine, rotary cutter, mat and ruler, since I think I'll be using them often from now.

The design is a free design from Victoriana Quilt Designs, called easy baby rail fence. I got my tips and heads up from friends at NNC (Thanks: Diane, Janet, Nik and Zarina!), from Quilting for Dummies (yeah, I am at THAT level! LOL!) and the Excyclopedia of Quilting & Patchwork Techniques. At first I was really confused with all the words quilters were referring to but after a while I got the hang of it with explanation of course. It was to me like talking in computer language, like the time JP taught me to built my own website (now abandoned project) awhile back. At least quilting "language" now are more familiar than computer ones!! LOL...

Pictures are here for you to enjoy the whole process of my quilting experience. OH! BTW, I've also made my 1st Needle pouch from a kit June of NNC gave me. I'm now going to put it into good use. Thanks June! AND... I might wanna make another quilt next year. But that's another story for another time. *wink*wink

10 comments:

Nick said...

congrats!! it looks great!!

Janet C said...

Well done! Hope to see more quilts soon! Have a jolly Christmas and happy new year. Hugs to Owen and regard to JP.

Janet C said...

PS. The needle pouch also looks great!

Ratna said...

Congrats! When is the next quilt coming?

Rose Jonid said...

Wow! lovely quilt Shanny and Owen loves it too.

~ mrs lam ~ said...

owen is such a lucky boy...

ShannyK-L said...

Thanks Nick, Rose, Janet C & Ratna! Owen IS enoying his quilt, all warm and snuggly under it! *wink*wink

Paul Lionel said...

SO cute!

Astrid said...

Hi Shanny,
Veeeery well done for a beginner! Keep it up!
Astrid - NNC

ShannyK-L said...

Thanks Paul & Astrid! :)