25 February 2011

making my first quilt

I'm keeping a notebook of projects as I work through them.  

I found this simple pattern at Joanns and thought it was a great way to practice quilting without cutting up a whole bunch of fabric that I want to use for something else...

 This is the kit.  

Posh Pink from Fabric Palette 
 All the parts of the kit.
 My little helper.    He is pairing up the blocks for me according to the instructions.
 Someone told me when sewing a bunch of things together you can just sort of run them in the machine like flags all sewn together.
... pressing ...
... and this is what happens when you have a little helper.   Somehow, someone cut them 2" too short. 
 Ok, so we add a 2" strip to each side....
 There.  That's not so bad (I call this 'winging it')
 With the top strip.

 The back.   Notice the sewn strip in the center?  Yeah, that because someone cut that wrong too....

....and finished.   Quilted in the ditch around the center and the blocks and in stripes up the center.  It's got a cheetah print backing but no batting in the center.

It's warm,  it's cute,  it's been used for nap time already.   I"m calling this - successful.

............bring on the 9 patch for Miss Olive!

1 comment:

  1. Love the color scheme! Wish I knew how to make quilts... :-)



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