A quilted headboard

I finally did some stitching last week!  I don’t seem to have done any for ages, apart from mending :(

We have a headboard for our bed and over time the padding and foam filling had disintegrated so much that it was hanging by a few tatters of cloth.  So I decided to make a quilted cover instead.

A few years ago I made a very simple quilt top from a pack of 4” squares I’d bought at a show somewhere.   They were obviously a sort of rainbow pack!   It was a square, but a couple of rows of unpicking and restitching made them into the perfect shape for my headboard. 

This is the result – definitely bright and cheerful! 

quilted headboard

I quilted the top with very free machine spirally sort of shapes and backed it with some ready quilted fabric that I had on my shelves.

quilted headboard

Here it is on our bed.  (It wasn’t really night, the sun was shining through the windows so I had to use fill in flash!).

quilted headboard

My quilting is definitely a bit rusty but it felt good to be ‘drawing’ spirals with the machine again! 

Meanwhile, we are in the grip of a big freeze.  Not thick snow like the north of the country, but the wisteria has a white covering now:

frosty wisteria

tangle of frosty wisteria

When I ventured into the garden I took a few photos as well.

frosty leaves

Last night it was very foggy and on my walk I took a few experimental photos on my new Blackberry.  The camera on it seems a bit hit and miss but I am pleased with the way this one turned out!

night trees in fog

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One Response to A quilted headboard

  1. Shirley Goodwin December 10, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    Now that’s a novel thing to quilt1 Love your snow-on-the-leaves photo.