It’s been a while since I participated in the wonderful event that is Bloggers Quilt Festival but it just so happened that I finished a quilt this week.
I started this project in December 2015. I was given the kit as a birthday gift, it’s basically a template that you baste on top of a quilt sandwich and then hand quilt.These are some of the supplies I used:I didn’t get on brilliantly with the needles and ended up using one from my needle book; the hoop has been so good at keeping the quilt stable; the thimble has protected my delicate fingers and the Thread Heaven was a freebie with the order and not used in this project but has been amazing in other hand stitching projects. It’s been a slow stitching project that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed:It’s been on various holidays with us.
I’ve spent many hours on the sofa with it.
I’ve learnt a lot about hand quilting and can see how my stitching has improved with practice. I actually finished the quilting a number of weeks ago but only this week did I have time and space to bind it and finish. A few years ago I bought 2 lovely map pillowcases from the charity shop, one was a little bit holey so I decided to use that for binding:
I’m really pleased to have this finished and need to decide where to hang it in our home. For my birthday last year I received the Haptic Lab constellation kit so that may be the next slow stitching project.
This was on my 3rd quarter FAL list and I am so delighted to be able to tick it off my list at last.
Pattern: Haptic Lab DIY Quilt – World Map
Finished size: 40″ x 28″
Backing Fabric: Kona Torch
Binding fabric: World map pillowcase
Quilted using embroidery thread from stash and those pictured above