Sunday, July 17, 2011

First Complete Quilt

Yeah.  I finally did it.  I was under pressure to get a quilt done for a baby shower.  I had pieced the top a few months ago.  I bit the bullet.  I pulled out my fusi-boo and my top and backing fabric and ironed away.  Then I put on the walking foot and did some straight (or semi-straight) lines to quilt it together.  It was not as horrible an experience as I anticipated.  It inspired me to get started on a quilt for one of my granddaughters.  I had put the sandwich together but had not quilted it.  Stitching in the ditch is not as easy as it looks.

Anyway I took pictures of the baby quilt.  I used a max and whiskers by moda charm pack and then a yard of coordinating fabric for the backing.  Hopefully my next top will look a little better.  First time with binding also.  That turned out pretty well.

I only managed one of my FW quilt blocks.  We were on vacation and last week my allergies were so bad I couldn't breathe.  Dang the heat.  Hopefully when I get back into town next weekend I can put more together.  I am getting behind.