Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Finished in Time for the Birthday!

Goodness me, it takes me just about as long to set this blog up correctly, as it does to make the quilt!!
Trouble is I don't do it often enough.

This quilt was a great success thanks to the idea from maryquilts
and our GD was very happy. It was for her 9th birthday.
I put polar fleece on the back and didn't put any batting in the quilt. Also when I made the string blocks I used some old calico curtains for the back of the blocks rather than paper.
Not sure if I'd do that again, as it's quite heavy, but I didn't want to get rid of all the paper. On second thoughts I don't suppose it's any heavier than if I'd batted and backed it. It's a double bed quilt and measures 64" x 72"

Now onto finishing a cot quilt for # 4 Great GS who lives in Australia.


Julie said...

The colours are fabulous. I'm not surprised it was a big hit with your GD

Carol from Panama said...

I don't like to take the paper out of paper pieced blocks either. What I do is instead of paper I use very soft lightweight interfacing -plain - not the iron on type. I scan my pattern and print it on the interfacing which I have ironed onto freezer paper so it will be stiff enough to go through the printer. No tracing and no pulling bits of paper off!