My First Quilt, Part One…

I’ve made a good start into my new venture of Quilting.  Having received my fabric collection from The Tabby Cat and my pattern from Flossie Teacakes I was good to go!

I couldn’t wait to get started.  I measured and cut my strips…


 


And found out that these rotary cutters take no prisoners…



I then set to laying out the pieces and to establish the overall design…



It’s actually harder than I had thought to create your design.  I left the pieces laid out for a good while before I started sewing them together to be sure I was happy with the layout.

After about I week I started sewing the pieces together, one block at a time.  Being careful to keep them in my original order…



When I brought my fabric I also brought a 1/4 inch foot for my sewing machine.  This was recommended, as apparently the norm for Quilting is a 1/4 inch seam allowance!  It’s actually really good, it makes your sewing lines much cleaner and neater. 

It didn’t take too long to have it all sewn together.  I grabbed some hangers and displayed my completed Quilt top…



I am really very pleased with the outcome, although after hanging it up I spotted that I had put one of the strips in the wrong place!!  I couldn’t believe it, I had thought I was being so careful!  I didn’t have the heart or the will power to unpick it and correct it (of course it wouldn’t be in a block on the edge of the quilt would it!!).  I’ve decided to simply chalk it up to experience!


The next step is to put together the backing and batting and then attempt the quilting and binding.  I have to say I am a little nervous about the quilting bit but I think for this attempt it will simply be straight forward lines!

Emma xx

2 thoughts on “My First Quilt, Part One…

  1. I found your blog through Lily's Quilts. You did a fantastic job on your first quilt! Fabulous work and I love your use of color. I'll be pinning your quilt to my Pinterest page. Keep it up!

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