28. September 2011 · Comments Off on Ikea quilt · Categories: Craft


When we first moved here, I bought a load of cotton fabric from ikea, and made cushions for our kitchen sofa. Then I decided to also make a quilt.

A freaking enormous quilt.

One has to wonder what I was thinking. I had never made a quilt before. I was heavily pregnant. Would it not have been somewhat sensible to make a baby quilt, as my first ever quilting project?

Did that thought even cross my mind?  I don’t know. I started the top, then had a baby and the project went into hibernation for 2.5 years.

Then I got my new sewing machine and decided the first thing I should do is finish this gigantic work in progress.  Last night I finished piecing the top together. It is 2.4 metres square.  Now I need a backing and some batting, and I can see whether I’m really capable of quilting this monster.

If you like Ikea fabrics, hop on over and check out another Ikea quilt-in-progress on Carina’s Craftblog.

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