Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Urban Zoologie cot quilt
A quick quilt for my Dad's girlfriends daughters son (did you follow all that, lol)!
It's definitely getting quicker each time I make these - it only took about 2hrs to quilt this time.
I've been having a bit of trouble with my Janome feed dogs not raising again properly after I free motion quilt so I thought I'd break out my Singer, I got it at an auction last year and haven't used it, I was a bit scared of it to be honest! Once I finally worked out how to thread it (I printed out a manual), and found how easy it was to lower the feed dogs, it worked great! Its got a lovely big flat area to move the fabric on, I found it got a bit stuck on the thicker seam lines compared to the Janome but I think bigger needles will help with that.
The main fabrics are Robert Kaufman's Urban Zoologie - I cut them into 6" squares and its just plain cotton as the border/binding. I used this pattern again.
I love the little monkeys and owls :) I have heaps of this left over so it will end up being a full size single bed quilt for my son.
This will be my last quilt for a while - I'm part of the way through a Chanel style jacket for my Mum (and geez, its taking forever with all the hand sewing, not sure I would have started if I realised how much time was involved!), halfway through another Lonsdale dress also for my Mum. Then I have a couple of jackets, jeans, more renfrew tops and the couture dress still to sew - Yikes!