Wednesday, 25 August 2010

you're full of flaws, but I love you! (2)


If you've read this post,
you know I learned to crochet this year.
I love it and have a crochet project in progress;
but summers in Greece are too hot to work with yarn.



Meanwhile, I've been drooling over several sewing projects I've seen in blogland, quilts included.

So, how do I quench my creative thirst?

Well,

ta-daaaah!

my first ever (apart from the lining for the crochet bag, that is) sewing project:

a baby quilt!!!



I loved, loved, loved making it,
even more because it's for a special baby-to-come (not mine, by the way)...
well, all babies are special, but you know what I mean.


Now I need to ask: how do you call these boards I've seen around for cutting the fabric properly? I really need to get one of these
(look at the picture below and you'll know what I mean)






So, what do you think?

Should I invest in this 'board', some fabric and , hmm, some pins?
Do I have a future in quilting?

8 comments:

jabblog said...

I've never quilted but am slowly being sucked in by the beautiful work I see on others' blogs. If the things you mention make the hobby easier and even more enjoyable, then get them :-)
Love your quilt - the baby ('s mother) will love it!

marigold jam said...

It's brilliant Yiotta - you ae clever! Do you mean those green self healing cutting mats? Together with a rotary cutter and an acrylic ruler they do make cutting out easier and more accurate - not that I am a patchwork fan but I have tried! Check out this web site for them.
http://www.cross-patch.co.uk/notions.htm

Jane

kamana said...

well done! i am planning a quilt myself. do you mean a cutting board?

Yiota said...

Thank you, Jane! Great help!

Happy@Home said...

Oh, that is so cute. What a lucky baby. I would say you definitely have a future as a quilter.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

You've made an adorable baby quilt! Yes, you should definitely keep it up.
The green mats and rotary cutters are excellent time-savers and keep edges straight and true. I always use these.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your designs.

MyStory of HiStory said...

Kudos on a job well done! That's really cute!!

Lynne said...

Well done! It's lovely.