Saturday, July 9, 2011


I have finally entered the world of quilting  ( I know I know I've been slow about it >.>)  Here are several pictures of my first quilt :P  The quilt top was constructed using a sewing machine, but all the quilt stitch work was done by hand!

A folded picture of the quilt.  I used the leaf stitch design for a border >.> not the nicest, but it is my first one!
A larger view of the patches of the quilt

The back of the quilt.  My hand sewing got lots of practice during this!

Even my cat loves the finished product!
I'm really excited about how this turned out.  It's a throw sized for me :D  Next on the quilting list is my husband's :)  He picked out his material and really liked (after me insisting he helped pick the quilt design) the zig zag quilts.  I guess he had one when he was a kid.  I'm going to try machine quilting (no frame or any fancy features on my machine so I hope it works out alright) on it.

His quilt so far.  It's turned on it's side so I could use his monitor to prop it up!
I've still got a few more rows to go on it.  This article really helped me to make all of the squares quickly and easily!  I started with 6 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch squares and have given everything a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  My hubby tends to be hard on clothing and blankets so I wanted to give it the extra room.  For once I've even been ironing all the way >.>  it's not so bad.  I have it worked out where I work with four rows worth at a time.  I chain sew the squares, cute them all into the half squares, iron, piece together the rows, iron, sew the rows together/on, and iron again.  I can add an average of two full colored (I don't count the dark blue ones) zig zags on with a few hours of work.  :)  I'll keep everyone updated and I think I'll have a tutorial up soon.  Not sure on what, but I've got the crafting bug :D