It's my daughter's birthday, in approximately 2 months, and she'll have the Easter holidays off - so that's two weeks less I can work on her present. I'll have roughly, six weeks to finish a quilt, I always promised myself I would make her.
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I've never made a quilt before. I made a duvet many, many, years ago, with a small amount of appliqué. Never tackled a quilt though, so I'm absorbing Youtube videos and hoping I can pull it off in time.
This middle panel (not the whole quilt) measures 90 x 120 cms. It's taken me two days to draw the large image, that fits on our dinning room table.
Internet image printed on A4 paper
I took an image from the internet, and drew a grid on it, then scaled it up to the size I was looking for. In this case, I used a scale of 8, which I multiplied the individual measurements of each square by. That was the easy part! Then I had to sketch the details, into each grid, on the larger piece of paper. This will be my pattern for cutting out material pieces.
For those who are not familiar, this is Wolf-Link - a famous character in the "Zelda" games made by Nintendo. Sarah's favourite game in the series, is Twilight. So that's why I decided to make her a quilt with Wolf-Link. I hope I can finish it in time.
Wish me luck!
In the meantime though - how cool is this? Man sewing. Not a man sewing (even though it is) but the Youtube channel called, man sewing, is really cool. I've learned so much about quilting, from this guy. Let's hope I can put it to good use.
I'm sharing this particular video, because he demonstrates how to recycle old material bolts (what quilting material comes on) into a portable ironing board. Loved this idea.
Not that I buy much quilting fabric, mind you. I hope to use some of my regular sewing material for my quilting project.