Monday, April 4, 2011

My FIRST Quilt!

I've done many rag quilts in my day..... always being afraid of doing a real quilt (rag quilts are so forgiving, and you don't have to be as precise).   Well I found some fabric I liked when I was shopping with my mom at Hamel's (if you're in the Fraser Valley, you have to go visit and spend hours in their upstairs... great deals and so many goodies), and decided I wanted to make a quilt for the living room floor for my upcoming baby.   If it spits up nearly as much as my daughter did... I'd like to protect the carpet a little!

I just did a simple pattern....  the fabric in the centre was already cut to those lengths.... I think they were pre-cut for a quilt, or samples, or something from the shop.  So I just selected the order, and then reversed the middle strip to the outer two strips.  It was easy-peasy.  I got the quilt top done in a little over the hour (I had help from a toddler on that one).   I ended up just hand tying the quilt, as I'm still a little intimidated to do the machine quilting.   I'm hoping this upcoming quilt class will show me how to do that, and get me over my fear!   I completed the tying and the binding yesterday.  I figure this quilt would have only taken maybe 3 hours if it was uninterrupted, but of course, it took me about 2 afternoons.

I'm proud of it as a first quilt, even though it's simple:


  1. Love it!!! I really want to learn to quilt. Maybe I'll take a class sometime.

  2. Looks awesome! Great first quilt!

  3. I like it! Turned out very well.