Thanks for the welcome in the other forum folks :) As promised, here are pics of my first three quilts! The photo's should link to my Flickr pages if anyone is interested in seeing larger images.
This was the very first using a tutorial I found on another sewing site, it's a doll quilt I made for my 4yo's birthday last month. She was really happy with it, the butterfly fabric has been one of her favourites for a long time.
The second one was another doll quilt for a swap I signed up for, it was to have a Fall theme and I used some FQ's from Moda's Acorn Hollow collection backed with a really bright Kaufman cotton that has lots of metallic highlights, it's a really lovely fabric that I couldn't photo well. I kept this one really simple as I didn't want to mess it up lol! It was my first go at freehand machine embroidery too.
The colours are much more accurate here and you can see the backing fabric which I also used as binding.
And here's the third one :) I originally planned to make all three kids a single bed size quilt for Xmas but after making the doll quilts and realising there's a *lot* more to quilting than I thought I decided to make them lap size instead! This is around 36" x 48", plenty big enough for my kids to snuggle under on the sofa without taking me 6 weeks to finish lol!
The fabrics are all Kaufman cottons and the backing is a deep purple minkee, another fabric my 4yo is particularly fond of so she should like it! I went for pretty large blocks and again kept it simple so it would go together quickly. ShellyQ's tutorials were immensely helpful here :) If I'd had more than a yard of the minkee I would have put a border in but ho hum, it'll have to do without.
The backing, it's a much richer colour in real life and the bobbin thread doesn't really stand out so much lol, it look almost white here with the flash shine but it's a matching purple, honest! You get a good look at my meandering machine quilting though, I much prefer the look of it to straight line quilting. Of course I reserve the right to change my mind on that many times!
I've pieced and basted together the 2yo's quilt, it uses fabrics from the same ranges as the 4yo's but with a slightly different layout, I'm hoping to get it quilted and bound tomorrow while my hubby is home, he can keep them all occupied for me!
Thanks for looking :)