Using up fabric from my stash, I just made this little Blankie today. This one is available for purchasing: $35 plus s/h, and it's yours!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I was recently a part of the Stitcher's Angel Swap 2009, and my swap partner, Wendy, has a love affair with the gorgeous Peacock bird. The theme of the swap was roses. I had fun with this swap, and or the first time ever, decided to try a quilting project from a peacock shawl I had purchased on eBay. The shawl was made in India and is 100% rayon, so I was terriblly afraid of ruining it, but I just had to try. Here is the outcome...
Wendy is a quilter, and if you check out her blog you'll see the gorgeous work she does. My lack of sewing skills (other than baby bankets) and my zero knowlege of quilting made this a difficult project for me, and I was so worried it wouldn't be good enough. I used a gold colored twisted rope-like pillow edging around the sides of the quilt, then took yarn in a color that matched the peacock blues, and pulled and knotted yarn pieces throughout the quilt in order to keep the batting in place. Wendy loved it, as well as all the other things I made and sent to her in the swap box of goodies. I am so glad I gave my very first quilt project to her...she so deserved it!