Time to share some pictures.
Here’s a play rug I made for my daughter out of Bonnie and Camille’s happy-go-lucky range. It’s made from charm packs (I used 2) and a white contrasting fabric.
1. If you are new to quilting, half-square triangles look so much harder than they are. Give them a go! If you need some instruction, take the pre-cut piecing made simple class on Craftsy. You’ll never be scared of triangles again.
2. This was one of my earliest attempts at free-motion quilting. It’s not difficult, and quite addictive. It’s probably the most fun part of the quilting process… I can’t believe I didn’t give it a go until this year.
3. I made a scrappy binding with 45 degree angle joins, which I think really sets the quilt off.
I am really happy with the result. Every time I see it, I smile! My little girl does too. I love the way she gently runs her hands over the quilted pattern, and the way that she follows the coloured chevrons with her eyes. I can tell she loves it, and that makes every minute spent sewing it a joy.