Thursday, 30 May 2013

New beginnings

Hi, my name is Ali and I am addicted to Fabric.  Gosh, that feels better.
I thought I would start this blog to help record my makes and hopefully link up with some of the people whose work I admire so much.
So, having started with a confession, here is my first quilt.  Lots of confessions needed here. 
  1. It isn't modern
  2. It isn't all cotton
  3. The quilting is rubbish
  4. I love it!
This quilt was made from my Husband's old shirts (plus one cream maternity shirt which I made when I was pregnant).  It therefore has a lot of my husband and a little bit of me and my 2 boys in it.  It has been on our bed for just over a year now and has kept us snuggly warm.  I am itching now to make a new modern quilt to alternate this one with, but the memory of quilting this on my old machine puts me off attempting something quite this big again.



  1. I love it! my first few quilts have plenty of polycotton binding etc but it is all part of the learning x

  2. I love this quilt. I would never had guessed that it is your first quilt, or that it was even a memory quilt. The colours suit each other so well that I would have thought you went out and picked these particular fabrics with this very project in mind. Very impressive.