This is my first ever attempt at a quilt, well actually more of a patchwork quilt I believe. This is the centrepiece and the rest of the quilt will be built around it. Behind you see all the long strips already cut and sewn together ready to start sewing.
The colours are pink, red, grey, black, white and a sprinkling of teal. I was inspired by this quilt made by Onegirl using similar colours. It is very pink (not something I would have thought I would have chosen, but there it is). For my little 9 month old baby girl, when shes gets into a big bed - I've given myself plenty of time. I have hand embroidered a tree pattern adapted from an Ottobre design. The fabrics are probably a bit too busy so the embroidery doesn't really stand out, however I suppose that it will one of those surprises when you look closely, rather than jumping out at you immediately.
The quilt pattern was one adapted from a Better Homes & Gardens issue back in February I think, but I changed the dimensions and things. As such I have absolutely no idea if I have cut enough or WAY too many strips for a single quilt. I was given a rotary cutter and cutting mat by father in law's wife Robyn (thanks Robyn!) and it has completely changed my world. I have a feeling I may have cut WAY too many strips as the cutting was just so much fun...
I forgot to add this to my to do list last post. Expect more updates on this quilt as I get to the fun part. Putting it together. I've no idea how it is going to turn out, I really hope it looks good and not just awful pink.
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