Sunday, 11 December 2011
A Scruffy Christmas Quilt
Just over 2 years ago I found a tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop that I just loved. Rachel Griffith's Scruffily Quilt looked like the snuggliest family movie watching quilt ever! I planned to make a Christmas quilt. It didn't get made that year, or last year, but I was determined to make it in time for this Christmas.
In my last blog post I pondered whether my children would help me baste a quilt on their impromtu day off school. Well, they not only helped me baste it, but they also helped me quilt it! We worked on it most of the day and I promised if it was ready we could snuggle under it and watch a movie before bedtime. I realised there was no way I was going to get it bound in time for movie watching that day, so I did a quick zig zag round the edges of the quilt and we snuggled up and watched the Grinch.
It's now bound and washed and I absolutely LOVE it! I probably wouldn't choose this fabric now, but I love the scruffy edges, and the crumpled, cozy feel of it. The quilting is wonky but I love that too. If you let a 5 year old steer your machine it's not going to be perfectly straight lines you get. The kids love it too and the dog is snuggling at every oportunity!!
Pattern is Scruffily by Rachel Griffith
Fabric is 'Glace' and 'Park Avenue' by 3 Sisters for Moda
Backing is an old flannel sheet that belonged to my Mum - so soft and cozy :)
I got some rather exciting post this week too. The lovely Julia at Cross Patch is having a sale and offering 3 pot-luck charm packs for £15! as well as other delights! I ordered 6 pot-luck charm packs and chose Modern. She emailed me to find out if I wanted a selection or some the same and this is what she sent! I was so excited to open the package to find out what ones she'd sent me! Funnily enough it was Julia that I bought the fabric for the Scruffily quilt from 2 years ago. I seem to remember she was snowed in and took a sledge to the Post Office to post out the fabric. What kind of customer service is that?!?!
Hope you are enjoying the weekend!