Sunday, 14 April 2013

A mini birthday present

In my first term of the City and Guilds course, we learnt foundation piecing and were challenged to design our own. I found a photograph of a Mini car and launched into action. It wasn't easy and I had to work through many problems, but in the end I got it done and that was that. The sample went into my folder as a top only.

Earlier this year I made a circular fabric weaving as another sample and decided I liked it so much that I finished it, planning to give it to Christopher for his 60th birthday this month. However, I then broke my wrist and decided to give it to him for Valentine's Day as a thank you for all he was doing for me.

So I had the problem of what to give him for his birthday. I still find rotary cutting difficult, so making something from scratch was out. Then I remembered my Mini. I can manage quilting for about 15 to 20 minutes at a time, so this was do-able.

I hope Christopher likes it, but I'm going to have to take it away from him again as it's turned out so well that I'm going to use it for one of my assessed pieces.

How strange that the blue shows up as green in this photograph.

If you look carefully at the red quilting - the bottom row shows it up best - you can see that I have quilted CR, Christopher's initials.


scraphappy said...

What beautiful quilting. It is fun sometimes to enjoy how far we have come in improving our skills since our early days of quilting. Your quilt looks quite professional.

Adam said...

nice quilting job

Kay said...

I love this and Christopher will too. The colors are beautifully contrasting and the design is adorable. The initials are the perfect touch.

Nina said...

What GREAT quilting! Love the design, too. Those round tires must have been a challenge to piece.

Candace said...

Wow, what a wonderful gift. I am so impressed by your quilting, it's beautiful. And paper piecing is difficult to me, I'm extra impressed that not only did you paper piece it, you designed and drafted it. Way to go.

Candace said...

PS I like your little play on words in the title.