Thursday, 14 November 2013

Pretty in Pink Ta-daaah!

All finished and ready to wrap for Christmas.

I am so pleased with how this has turned out.  Ever since I started quilting just over a year ago I've been longing to make a pink scrappy quilt for my little granddaughter, but I've had to wait until I had collected enough scraps.  The scraps have come from old sheets, a shirt or two, oddments from friends and a few bits of old dressmaking stuff. I love this little patch of Alice in Wonderland fabric.

I added some Kona Snow and some pink spotty stuff from Ikea to tie it all together.

I used the Disappearing Nine-Patch pattern which is so easy to do.  Just cut squares, stitch them together, cut them up, turn them this way and that, restitch and then you have a pattern that looks far more complicated than it really is.  I wrote more about how to do this here.

My grandchildren love to sit and watch TV with a blanket on their laps.  At the moment they usually drag the crochet blankets I made for them off their beds, so I thought it would be a good idea to make them a quilt just for TV watching.  I've made this quite light weight as it has no batting, just a light fleecy throw, from Ikea, for a backing.

The quilting is a mixture of hand and machine.  I used the machine to stitch-in-the-ditch six inches apart across the length and width and then big-stitch-quilting a quarter inch in around all the white blocks using a pink top stitch thread by Guttermaan.  I would have liked a slightly darker pink thread so that it showed up a bit more, but I had to go with what my local shop had.

I finished it off by binding it with the pink spotty stuff from Ikea.  I must get some more of this 'cause I love it so much.

I've now started the hand quilting on the boy version of this quilt for my grandson, so as it's big-stitch-quilting it shouldn't take too long.

This week I've also made the next block in Lori Holt's Quilty Fun Sew Along.  This week it is Twinkling Stars.  I spy some more of that pink spotty stuff.


  1. your granddaughter is going to be over the moon with this delightful quilt. Like you O am a big fan of the disappearing nine patch and have now discovered the disappearing four patch

  2. I love the pinks; they go together so well. And I love that you did machine and hand quilting. That really adds a special touch.

  3. A very pretty quilt,and the hand quilting is lovely. Your grand daughter will love it..

  4. Your granddaughter is going to love this quilt! I really like the way you truly made it a scrap quilt by using sheets, shirts,etc. instead of all new fabric from the quilt shop.

  5. I can tell that you really enjoyed making this girly quilt for your granddaughter:) Good for you and I like that you used a lot of different fabric to piece it all,

  6. What a lovely quilt! The hand quilting adds so much!

  7. It's beautiful. Your grand daughter will love it! xx