Way back, at the end of last summer, I purchased this selection of fabrics to make a quilt for the foot of my youngest son's bed. Camden has a set of bunk beds in his room- one bed already has a antique quilt made in 1941 across it, so my plan was to make a matching one for the other bed.
Within a week I had the 6 rectangles cut and sewn together into strips and lined up in between rows of cream coloured cotton. Ta-da!
My hope was that it would turn out looking like rows of bricks. I didn't get the layout quite right, but the colourful blocks still look eye-catching.
Finally, in the fall, my mother helped me pin the backing and quilt batting together so that I could proceed with machine quilting it all together.
After the "quilting" was complete, the Christmas season was upon us and it became lost in amongst all of the seasonal crafting I wanted to do. But last weekend, mostly by request of little Cam - "Where is my quilt, Mommy?", I dug it out again and sewed on the edging. This is the hardest part, if you ask me.
It turned out far from perfect, but I don't think my little guy (and girl) mind! (Within minutes of its completion, Mr. Quilt became a cover of warmth while the kids watched "Astro Boy" for the 27th time that week!)
Here, Cam and I are admiring mommy's handiwork from above.
When the movie was over, onto the top bunk it went. It works perfectly with the brown bunk beds, the yellow walls and the blue bedcovers.
Here it is with the yard sale purchased antique quilt. The older quilt is definitely more delicate and was created by a far more talented sewer than I!! But I do believe Camden likes the one made by Mommy more!!
Already, I have begun searching out my next big sewing project. Hmm...I think I'll choose something that practises my edge-binding skills. That needs work!!
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