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I did it! I finished my very first mini quilt for my very first quilt swap. And I know it isn't perfect but I am really, really pleased with it. I managed to do things that I have never accomplished before in quilting - free motion applique, embroidery, creating effects like on the fence post.
I set out with a
The only thing missing is the label for the back. I am so pleased with the binding. I had to think long and hard if the dots would work, not colour wise, but if I could make them lie in the same place all the way around the quilt. I knew if they went off kilter the whole quilt would look wonky so I am thrilled I managed to get the binding on without too much hassle - and even the places where the fabric is joined aren't too obvious (except for one).
We have scooter girl -
And the frog prince -
And a birdie singing a tune (with a perv bird below - you have to follow the convoluted conversations on the Brit Swap flickr site to understand that comment) and the big question I now have is...
... can anyone see beyond my rudimentary embroidery skills and tell which tune I was trying to embroider onto the quilt? I have no musical skills at all - don't ever ask me to sing and I failed to even conquer the ukulele in school. I tried to follow the music I printed off to the best of my ability. So (please) Name That Tune -
I backed my little quilt with the very appropriately named Tweet Tweet fabric from Moda -
So, partner, if you ever read my blog do you suspect that this one is for you? No one knows until the end of June when the quilts get posted to their recipients. This will then go to a new home, my very first 'arty' sort of quilt.