Saturday, July 11, 2009

My First Quilt

Carrie and Camille are encouraging everyone to show off their first ever quilt, as well as their most recent, so here goes!


I started quilting three years ago, when I saw a few quilts in shops and decided that it couldn't really be that hard. I found a copy of Australian Homespun magazine, picked a pattern, and off I went. I pieced the quilt using my mum's 25 year old Singer sewing machine, did all the applique, then quilted it by hand using a variegated thread. It took me 6 months from start to finish, and I'm still pretty proud of it! Anyone who was familiar with my old blog header will have seen a close up of some of the applique flowers, each of which I stitched around twice... (oh, and that's my mum's head that you can see)

My most recent quilt is "Catch a Falling Star"; its all quilted up (and far too big for me to hold up for a good photo), but not bound yet, though I found the perfect fabric for it today; a brown tonal from the new Glace range. Almost done!

7 comments:

Barb said...

I love both quilts....

Carrie said...

Hi Kate ~ I love them both... and Catch a Falling Star looks familiar. :)

I love your first quilt, all the applique and the hand-quilting! It's wonderful and I'm glad you're proud of it! I'm looking forward to seeing Falling Star when it's bound ~ it really is beautiful.

Thank you for joining in and sharing your quilts!

Camille said...

WOW! Oh, Wow!! I love that catch a falling star quilt so much!

Heather said...

Catch a falling star is so beautiful! I love it! Your first quilt is great, you appliqued it?!

dotti white said...

I love both of your quilts but the catch a falling star really shines bright! Beautiful!

Bowlby said...

Beautiful quilts. Your first one was so ambitious!

MamaT said...

Love your quilts! You are very talented. Keep up the good work, it's such good therapy.