I thought I’d share my first quilt I ever made. Aren’t we all super proud of our first quilt?–I know that I am. I actually became interested in making quilts after becoming a fabric-a-holic(yes, I admit I am a renowned fabric-a-holic–isn’t that step one?). I actually purchased fabric and had a stash prior to learning how to sew–crazy, huh? So, I really needed a creative outlet for my fabric buying and making quilts seemed like a logical place to start–my mom/grandma and further back than I know were all piecers and quilters so it seemed like a great option. Interestingly enough it was all the sewing that took place as I was growing up that caused me not to want to sew until after I was married and out of the house(I never even took a home ec. class in highschool & turned down my mom’s repeated offers to learn how to sew–and I can be a bit stubborn at times).
So, anyhoo, the fabric buying took over and I decided to learn how to sew and make quilts all in one bunch. This quilt was actually my 3rd sewing attempt–I made a flannel grinch blanket for the hubster as my first sewing project(think 10 yards of fabric, cut in 1/2 twice, seamed up the middle, sewn together and knotted), my 2nd sewing project was a rag time quilt(this may count as a quilt but, it had no quilting or binding) and this stacked coins quilt was my 3rd sewing project and first actual quilt:
I’m pretty proud of it–it even has applique and everything. =) I have since learned that I love, love applique. I also learned that when piecing long strips together, like above, that the pieced strips have a lot of give(translation: you don’t have to take apart the pieced strips and re-piece them if they are not exactly the same length as your non-pieced strips) LOL!!–seriously. Can you tell I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist? But, because of this, I am super happy with the way the quilt turned out even if I gave it a bit more time than neccessary. It’s also hand quilted by my mom(I don’t quilt…blah!..I would much rather piece) which makes it even better. =)
This next quilt is, I believe, my most recent finished quilt–my daughter Chloe’s quilt for her first ever big girl bedroom. I actually have made quite a few quilts since my daughter’s quilt but, they aren’t finished. They all need one thing or another, borders(as discussed in my previous post) binding, quilting and binding, piecing, quilting and binding….and then there are all the quilts itching to be made from fabric that I have been eyeing but haven’t even bought yet. =0)
Chloe’s quilt is made from Dena Designs Picket Fences line of fabric which I just adore–perfect girly goodness. It was a super easy and quick quilt to make and just perfect for her.