Monday, 27 June 2011

Elephants and feathers

Today I quilted a snuggle quilt I'm making for my sister. It features Valori's elephants, which I also used in my nephew's quilt, because she loves elephants so much.

I decided on the open feather meander which I've used a couple opf times recently; it quilts up beautifully, and quilting on the flannel is a dream.

She's still using the firsy quilt I ever made; a single bed quilt which is now older than I was when I made it in high school, and suffering badly. I traced the shapes for that quilt with a pen and a carboard template and cut the  pieces with scissors! It's got really thick polyester batting, wasn't quilted AT ALL, and was pillowcased rather than bound!

She used it on her single bed for any years, but now likes something for snuggling on the sofa, especially when Edward needs attention late at night, so I'm hoping this will do the job.

I tried to keep the quilting reasonaly light, so it stays snuggly, but I'm not going to leave it completely unquilted the way I did the original; I know a lot more now than I did 18 years ago!

It just needs binding and a label, then she can have it.


Connie said...

Beautiful quilt and love the fabrics! My first quilt didn't even have batting and I tied it. It's about 40 years old.

Linda said...

That's a really pretty feather design, Emma. Open feathers, huh? I'll have to give that one a go the next time I need an all over design. It's great with the elephants, which are adorable in that print. "Elephant Feathers" is a nice mental-picture name for it. As always, you've done a super job!