Friday, 7 November 2014

Cot Quilt - for Amos

I can't stand the idea of throwing away even the tiniest scrap of fabric.

I'm also impatient and prone to give in to the impulse to get stuck in without planning (pah! Bor-ing!).

As such this crazy-scrappy quilt was incredibly satisfying to make. It used up left over fabric from a full sized quilt I made a couple of years ago for a male friend and I think that month old Amos will appreciate it's gender-neutral colour scheme of cream, brown, blue and grey. Even the pink in there is manly.

The fabric mix includes some pieces of the V&A's Liberty fabric copied from historic patchwork coverlets and some traditionally block printed Indian cotton.

I started my first ever attempt at free motion quilting on this project, but soon decided it wasn't working out. It took an age to unpick! 

I don't think the stitch holes are too noticeable. She says. Confidently.

Linking up Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish it up Friday.


  1. I love using up scraps, too! It turned out great, and sorry you had to undo quilting stitches - they are the worst...

    1. Thanks Denise :)

      I learnt I good lesson there. Much more practice needed!

  2. Awwwhhhh! so sweet! What a neat idea! I know it will be used and LOVED!!!!
    I know that I might have to copy that...thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Hi Lana - thank you :). Apparently baby Amos has slept soundly!

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