Monday, 12 April 2010

I Finally Finished the Quilt!!

My YCMT quilt has been sitting around unfinished for about a year, during which time the baby has grown up so much that she won't be able to use it as a pram quilt!

We've had a very full year, and I've hardly been near the sewing machine. Our eldest daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in July 2009. In February 2010 our son (just turned 5) started showing symptoms too, and he has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes too. It's a lot to cope with, but we manage, and the injections, carb-counting, etc. are becoming a routine part of daily life in our family.

Today the two eldest children went back to school after their Easter holiday, and the baby decided to have a good nap, so I thought I would try getting a bit more of the quilt done.

Here is the quilt top pinned to the wadding (batting).

I chose to use the same pink flowery fabric for the backing as I had used for the border.

All ready to start stitching!

The back. I decided not to do anything too complicated.

Almost finished! The binding sewn on at the front and pinned at the back, ready to be sewn. It's not a magic, self-standing quilt. Somewhere behind there, there's a 7-year-old standing on a chair! :-)
The camera batteries ran out before I did the blind hemming, but as it basically looks exactly like the pictures above, you don't really need another photo.
I'm glad it's done, but wish I'd finished it while "the baby" (now nearly two years old) was still tiny enough to use it in her pram. It would have looked gorgeous.


  1. YAy! good for you! love the pieced backing and the simple quilting. the pinwheels pop from the light background.
    p.s. does the baby still use the stroller(pram)? if so, just drape the blanket and sit her on it, just to showcase the quilt :D (i did that)... my quilt now lives on the couch, as decoration.

  2. That's a good idea! She uses the pram twice a day. :-) Thanks!