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Monday, 2 January 2017
My First Full Size Quilt
I hope you are all well on what is another bright, sunny but frosty day here in bonnie Ayrshire.
Yesterday evening I finally finished my first quilt.
A few stats for just in case anyone's interested: it's single bed size, length 67", width 47". The fabric is from a Lewis & Irene line called A Walk In The Glen - bought at Manders in Glasgow. The fabric cost £88 and I spent about another £12 on thread and quilter's safety pins total spend on materials approximately £100. I had other equipment needed, e.g. a cutting board, rotary cutter, ruler and sewing machine, already but did end up buying a larger cutting board and longer ruler because it soon became obvious that they would be helpful - approximate cost £30. I could also add in the cost of the classes - another £50. It's an expensive business, quiltmaking :)
Then there's the time it took me - a one hour lesson every fortnight = 7 hours - plus the time taken at home in between lessons - possibly another 7-8 hours, maybe more. I didn't keep a record.
After saying all that, I can honestly say I'm delighted, and relieved, to have finished my first full size quilt :) So much so, I'm preparing to start the classes again on 19th January when we will be making a quillow, a quilt that folds into it's own pillow case, using the log cabin pattern.