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Patchwork quilt

14 Jan 14

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After over 7 years of hand sewing squares together and giving up on the project, I finally finished my first ever patchwork quilt yesterday using the sewing machine.

The backing material and padding inside of it both come from the suitcase of second hand material I got for Christmas.

It feels like such an amazing achievement after all the time and effort that I put into it and I think it looks great.

I even have some squares left over so I’m going to make some matching wheat bags.

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  1. Jumping_Jenny_444 January 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Your quilt looks very beautiful! ^-^

    • Megan S January 14, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Thanks Jenn 🙂

  2. gentlestitches January 14, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Yay! It looks fabulous! 🙂

    • Megan S January 14, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Thanks 🙂

  3. calmgirl06 January 14, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Well done. It’s lovely.

    • Megan S January 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Thank you 🙂

  4. Trisha January 14, 2014 at 11:49 am

    It’s very pretty. I love the colors!

    • Megan S January 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Trisha, they are so bright and happy aren’t they?

  5. jpeggytaylor January 14, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Your quilt is lovely Megan. It’s a really good feeling when you complete a craft project that’s been ongoing for ages – especially if it’s sometimes seemed like it would never get there. I think the colours are happy yet calming – a great combination 🙂

    • Megan S January 14, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks 🙂 It definitely does feel good.

  6. suzjones January 14, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Well done!! I could never imagine sewing my quilts by hand. It’s great that you did part of your quilt that way. 🙂

    • Megan S January 14, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      It was definitely hard work, and I gave up multiple times, but I always came back to it.

  7. Life Beyond My Window January 15, 2014 at 1:05 am

    It’s beautiful. I’ve always wanted to make one, but just seemed like so much work. Now I don’t think I have the energy or concentration. This is a great achievement, you should be very proud of yourself.

    • Megan S January 15, 2014 at 6:55 am

      Thanks, it did take a fair bit of time and effort but I broke it into small chunks (sew one row a week, then sew two rows together, etc) until it was all done.

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