Monday, July 26, 2010

First Quilt

I always said that I would never make a quilt. Even though my grandmother was an awesome quilter and did all her work by hand well into her 80's. I have several that she made and sometime I will post them on this blog. I just could not see the point in cutting apart a bunch of fabrics and sewing them back together.

Well, never say never. I have been bitten by the quilting bug. I just love all the great fabrics and modern quilt designs that are on the web. My husband was asked to be the godfather to his best friend's son. I felt that a special gift was in order. Thus, a quilt was born. Based on a tutorial from teaginny designs off center squares baby quilt tutorial. She has lots of pictures and various finishing options and the quilt on her blog teaginnydesigns.

Of course, I could not just follow her tutorial I had to give it my own twist. I pieced the binding, embroidered the event and date, added an additional block to the width, and quilted it in a diagonal pattern.

I learned a lot and made several mistakes. If I would have reviewed my Harriet Hargrave Heirloom Machine Quiliting book I would have made many less. I guess I have to admit that quiliting has always been on my mind as I purchased several books over the years.
Ah, experience. I know just what not to do next time. There will be a next time as I have a few in the cutting and planning stages. I just love the art and the freedom to do my own thing.


  1. It looks amazing. I can't believe it is your first quilt!! I see many more lovely quilts in your future :). So glad my tutorial was helpful.

  2. What a beautiful quilt! I just saw it on Teaginny's blog.