Friday, 24 July 2009

Elephants galore

I have a wooden trunk that holds my fabric stash. This fabric I inherited from my mum. I imagine she had all sorts of things planned to make for the children, who would have been babies at the time. Bearing in mind that it was 10 years this week since my mum died, this fabric has been waiting a long time to have something done with it.

The first project I had in mind was a baby quilt. I decided to keep it simple, as that is what I do best, and have just hand quilted around the elephants. The quilting hoop that I bought about 15 years ago got it's first use too. You can see how long ago I wanted to have a go at quilting, some things just take a bit of time. I now have to buy some fabric for the backing and binding. I will then machine quilt lengthwise using the patterned borders as a guide.

There is a lot more of this fabric left, so maybe a cushion cover will be next.

7 comments:

Gaynor said...

Oh that is really pretty. And well worth the wait lol

nutmegg said...

Wow that is just so nice.

Terry said...

Well done Jane! Those elephants are so cute!

Ten years isn't so long...some of my fabric has been sitting around for 20-25 years! Must get to it one of these days! LOL

Elena said...

This fabric is very pretty! I like your idea with the quilt!

Rudee said...

It'll be lovely and all the more special because it was your mother's.

Sandy said...

Very cute fabric! I have things that old also that haven't been touched!

Knitting Linguist said...

It looks great! I love the way everything just came together :)