28 October 2008

Quilt Mania



So I've got a few things going on this week. Rather than actually finishing what I should be doing, I've been making a quilt. It started at 10pm on Sunday night and finished up today. I know quilts are supposed to take a lot longer, but I'm a manic crafter and machine stitched it all. I know the die-hard quilters out there may scoff, but I'm just too impatient to hand-stitch. This is my first ever attempt at a quilt. I'd been putting off making a quilt for so long because it just seemed so involved and I could never decide what colours and fabrics to use. The quilting mania hit me on Sunday night and I just went with it and I'm super happy with how it turned out. It's a cot quilt and I made a little pillow to go with it. I've thrown in a few linocut prints of mine in the mix which gives it the uniqueness I was after. How do you photograph a quilt though? This is my attempt.

7 comments:

Katy said...

hand quilting? Nah - it hurts! (well, it does hurt my crappy old hands)
that looks FABULOUS I love the linocuts mixed in, ...and what is that label I see? Is that something you knocked up? Can I have some? I'll send you pennies and EVERYTHING. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!

Michelle said...

wow this is gorgeous and in so little time...amazing...
i have seen a lot of girls peg there quilt to the clothes line and take photos that seem to work best...
would love to get down to the twilight markets and see you...can't get a stall myself as they are fully booked...have e-mailed them...there might be hope if there is a cancellation...

diana said...

Hey Guys, Thanks for the comments. The 'This belongs to' Tags I knocked up myself Katy and would be happy to send some over for no dollars, I'm happy to help a crafter out. Michelle, you should definitely come down for the twilight markets. I'm going to the Olive Tree this weekend. Last market they had 72 stalls and it was fabo.

Michelle said...

hi diana,
it worked i just got a spot for the twilight market and i am so excited...i will say if you did have a pull in that...thanks heaps...can't wait to see you and have a great time with all the wonderful crafters...

Jedda said...

That's my kinda quilting, fast and fabulous!

Swirlyarts said...

Oh that's fab!! I'm currently working on my first quilt and I'm sure it's going to take me a while to make :)

kitty stitch said...

this is fab... would be perfect for a baby cot