Saturday, 18 January 2014

Pandora's Box

Do you remember this?
When I told you I was making a Christmas present?
Below is the finished quilt
I am thrilled to bits with it.
It is the first 'proper size' quilt I have made; the others were small ones. 
It was a present to my son and daughter-in-law.
I think they snuggle under it in front of the telly, 
cos I have since found out their bed is a 5 footer!!
(have to go extra large on the next one!!) 

The reverse was this lovely batik patterned material from Doughty's
when they had a roadshow near us. 
I only did very simple straight stitch machine quilting.
The post title is because that is the name of the quilt from the 
'Jelly Roll Quilts' book by Pam & Nicky Lintott.
I just loved the colours in the jelly roll and am equally happy with the final result.
Someone told me I would get totally hooked, and I am.  I have several projects lined up 
and already have a stash of fabric to keep me going for several years!!
Ann x


Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

That quilt is a really beauty, Ann. Well done! I've been attempting to quilt a blanket today for my daughter but have had such a torrid time with the sewing machine godammit. Xx

foreveryoung said...

Loo, I have been yelling at my machine this afternoon. Just having a go at free motion quilting. It looked so easy when anyone else does it!!!! Lots of practice needed!. Ann x

Mack and Mabel said...

A lovely quilt :-) I really like the colours