|it's been a wee while since Laughing Boy's legs|
were in a quilt shot!
|and the wee man wanted to help too!|
|machine bound #first time|
It's made with some Japanese hippo fabric I got ages ago...
I was cursing having cut up the yellow hippos in a vain attempt to make some quick change pants for the wee man before he was born because that would have been a good addition I think. I added some blue fabric from Ikea (quite a loose weave but £3 a metre), some kona chatreuse and kona white. The backing is also from Ikea and again I've had this for an age. It was just the perfect size so no need to piece the back (otherwise it might have been even later!). The binding (I think it's Laurie Wisbrun) made me fall back in love with the quilt as it provided the pop of contrast colour I was missing.
Given that I only finished quilting this on Thursday evening (close straight-line quilting on the white, stitch in the ditch round the colour blocks), I needed to attach the binding fast so attempted machine binding for the first time. I have to say that it doesn't do it for me. I'm a hand binding kind of girl. I like the process of sitting with the quilt and taking some time. I know things are always easier with practice but I felt that I made too many mistakes and that it was not so much fun. Anyway, needs must and all that. It's also good to know that it's not really for me.
Now that the wee man's little mates have quilts, I really should start to put his together! I've gotten this far....
|block placement nailed (thanks to Tanya!)|