Could it be? Surely not…

It started here. Twenty-eight months ago, I first showed you the fabrics I’d picked out to start my first quilt. Somehow, even then, I knew that it would take a while. I knew, because I know myself, and how I have procrastinatory tendencies. Also, because I was more than eight months pregnant with my third child, at the time. I might have had an inkling that time was not going to be plentiful.

The plan was for a cot-sized quilt which would also do as a comfy couch-snuggling size, because, you know, I might have had that inkling… about the child being out of the cot (and the cot gone for good from this house – sniffle!) by the time I finished. I was right. Purposefully, I picked out non-babyish fabrics, for those reasons.

I buckled down relatively quickly, and the finished blocks were seen in the background of this post, a mere two months later. And then, uh, I stalled. What, with the baby and all, you know!

Come July 2010, and my first trip to Sewjourn, I pulled out all the bits and bobs, and finally finished me a quilt top. And then, uh, stalled. Again. This time, I think, because I was just a little bit not-in-love-so-far with my First Quilt. Hmmm.

So come early 2011, what am I do, of course, but start a Second Quilt. Naturally. Spotlight had 50% off jelly-rolls, you see, and my siren colours called to me! So I purchased, cut, pieced front, pieced back, and basted my Second Quilt. All in a matter of a week. (Despite, I might add, the atrociously poorly cut jelly roll. Siren colours or no, I won’t purchase another Spotlight jelly roll. Yuck!)

And then I stalled.

I am nothing if not consistent :smile:

Which brings us now to early-July 2011. A second trip to Sewjourn. The complete rundown of which may be found over at Brianna’s place (accompanied by far too many photographs of yours truly, I must say).

AND….. (bom bom bommmm…)

A finished quilt:

With a front:
Couch quilt - front

And a back:
Couch quilt - back

And (my very favourite part), some binding:
Couch Quilt - Binding

I might have had a wee tiny bit of unasked-for-help from the Craft Fairy with that lovely binding. The Craft Fairy has, I believe, learned her lesson, and won’t be doing that again :lol:

It’s small, I grant you. About 110 x 130cm (talking about quilts in metric measurements – not the done thing, I know, but I only measured it just now, and all I had to hand was a 30cm ruler!) But it’s warm and cozy, and just right for two little people (or one slightly bigger one) to snuggle under on the couch, or just for me to put across my lap like a granny. And I love it! Hurrah for Second First Quilts!

(And for long-belated returns to blogging, too! There just might be a Part Deux to this story, by the way…)

8 Responses to Could it be? Surely not…

  1. Glad to see my help was so appreciated! :ill: Very happy to see the quilt finished and getting used.

  2. Love it Mel, the colours are gorgeous and love the simple quilting! Hoping to see Part Deux soon.

  3. Yay! we missed you! and you’re back! There HAS to be a part 2, cos you did another quilt!

  4. Love ya work, Mel…. no matter how long it takes!

  5. yay Mel!!
    awesome job x

  6. Woo Hoo!

    Doesn’t finishing feel great. The binding is one of my favourite bits.

  7. you are back! and i was definitely right in saying with a vengeance!
    it’s such a beautiful quilt mel, maybe next sewjourn you (as well as b-fab and bec) will have to teach me some quilting :D

  8. I think it’s lovely! Great job on your first (or second) quilt.