Friday, 20 August 2010

My first quilt top

This is such a relief to have finally completed this quilt top, my first ever. I started working on it months ago, and got stuck on the inner border which, according to the pattern, alternated black and ivory bands. I tried to do so, but I could never match my seams and the result was pitiful. So, I got bored with the whole thing, folded it and left it in a corner of my craft room.

Recently while reading Jane Brocket's latest book The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking, I realised that this quilt did not have to be so complicated. I liked the way Jane works from instinct rather than by following rules, and I thought why can't I do something like that too? So, I decided to digress from the pattern, although it really did look amazing, and go with a simple black inner border. This was much more within my reach, and at least it made me finish the quilt top.

Now I have to decide what fabric to use for the backing, and I can't think of anything. I'd like it to be colorful as the top, but I don't want to use any more fabrics from this Keri Beyer's collection. Any suggestion of pattern or specific fabric would be more than welcome, so please leave a comment if anything comes to mind.

I am linking this post to Amylouwho's Sew and Tell, where I have spied some gorgeous things, including her own Amy Butler's Love Quilt. You've got to check it out!



  1. This is so pretty, Sylvie! Simplicity, with beautiful fabric selections makes for a great quilt!

  2. You've done a wonderful job. Quilting has to be fun or it will just end up in the corner. You did the right thing and the result is beautiful! I think I would go with the lighter blue color on the back, something like that. Looks great!

  3. this is such an awesome first quilt. it looks beautiful

  4. My thats a pretty quilt...and its your first....I would not have know....I liked the pattern you used and the fabric. Trish

  5. It's just lovely! I see the blue color the most. Perhaps, choose a shade of blue from one of your quilt squares? Go with your's working beautifully for you. :o) Stopping over from Sew & Tell. Happy Sewing! :o)