I had a jelly roll of Sew Stichy by Aneela Hooey that I had been eyeing up for a while but not sure what to make with it :) I also have a niece who is due a quilt. I missed her 5th birthday so she will be getting it for her 6th birthday in July 2013.
Anyway I signed up. The idea was to make another 24 hour quilt over Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th December. However I had far too much to do in this last week to complete a whole quilt in 24 hours. So I raced but have completed my challenge with the flimsy. Timing begins after the initial joining of the strips. I actually did straight joins as I really don't like those pointy bits in my quilt.
It took me over an hour in fact 1 hour 28 mins and I was definitely the slowest of the group BUT in my defence CT gave me very little sleep the night before and I was a little worried about sewing through my fingers. Yes my level of concentration was that low.
Anyway at the end of that hour and a half I have this gorgeous top to show for it.
I do have to admit that it is my second race I have done although last time I raced myself. I used the same technique to whip up a quilt for one of Jots childcare workers who has been looking after her since January. The first time in 4 years that she has had one carer for the whole year. I quilted it on my machine and came to the decision I HATE machine quilting. Give me hand quilting any day. I also added the binding by machine usually something I also loathe doing but yesterday it all worked perfectly. I think it might have had something to do with the fact I cut the binding wider that usual so there was plenty of edge under the sewing foot.
Here is the finished quilt (complete with photo bomber).
I love the batiks and have decided to so a similar quilt for Jot for her 5th birthday in September. She said that it looked like the sea. I already have a Bali Pop that we have chosen which has much more pink in it for a girly quilt for her I do need to find a good backing for it :)
Right I have 30 childcare lolly bags to complete and some binding to do and a class to listen to :) so I will see you later.