21 hours ago
Monday, March 9, 2009
..... I wanted to say, nearly February.... I know I was a bit late but I was very busy with birthdays..... Lots of birthdays in March.... Actually the most important birthday - or let's say the most exciting was in connection with this project.
My colleagues' new born baby..... I have decided to make this baby quilt for him for his very first birthday.... He was said to be born last Thursday but luckily he was a bit late so I could finish this quilt on time. (on Saturday)
The first idea was a country quilt with farm animals... (As a teacher I wanted to make something teachable :D :D) But I couldn't draw the mouse and my B decided to look for pics on the Net. I have found the 'mouse on Mars', I drew it and then a Hungarian character, Frakk the dog came. So I changed the original plan (in January) and I used the figures of the tales from our childhood (I mean our childhood with the young parents).
I wanted to use the tale equivalent of the farm animals, but as you can see I couldn't (I had so many ideas)... Tiger is the favourite of the young father, Tom is his name too and he likes bears....
I used flanel for the backing and thick vlies inside. The quilt is applique but I machine embroidered Tiger's stripes. I quilted some of the background (free machine quilting) like the tree, stones, clouds etc.
Then on the blue stripes I quilted with blue thread. I am really proud of it! I think it is 85x105 cm, but I am not sure as I forgot to measure it! (I think I will have to ask them to measure it for me later...)
As you know I do not make quilts (very rarely only) so I am really proud of this one. He liked it, I hope she and the little one will, too.
Posted by patchwitch at 7:22 AM