Monday, August 27, 2012

Hand quilted Quilt

A few months ago I decided to go to learn needle turn. There were 6 classes to teach different ways of doing needle turn. We were to do 6 blocks and then we could make a baby quilt out of it.


The 1st block was hearts.


The 2nd block was an apple.


The 3rd block was a duck.


The 4th block was a beehive.


The 5th block was a moon and stars.


The 6th block was flowers.


I really enjoyed doing the needle turn and intend to do more in the future.

We all decided that we also wanted to learn how to hand quilt as none of us have ever done any handquilting. We then had 2 lessons to learn how to hand quilt.
I really hated the hand basting as I pin all my quilts and then machine quilt them. I'm not really enjoying hand quilting the quilt but I am going to perserve with it.
I have also given myself a time limit of 5 years to have it finished as I don't think my son or Treasure's children will have any children of their own for at least 5 years.
I really love the border fabric of owls.

7 comments:

Kylie said...

Well done Alison - love that owl fabric xxxx

Janice said...

I love the litte quilt you have made and that you are enjoying the applique methods. You must nearly be ready to head off to Scotland. How exciting.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well done, I love needle turn applique and it is such a cute quilt.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

well done Janice you have done a fantastic job...

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Beautiful Alison. You are very clever doing needle turn xx

shez said...

well done Alison it looks fantastic.xx

Cheryll said...

What a wonderful little ones quilt! Nice job! :)