I made my first machine quilt about 7 years ago. I'm not great at sewing, but somehow I managed it (with the help and advice of my wonderful mother). Oh, and WARNING, picture heavy! I like me some pictures! Just because you aren't great at sewing doesn't mean you can't make a beautiful quilt! You just need to be able to sew squares together!
For my first quilt, I went large since I was making it for my boyfriend at the time (now ex-boyfriend)! I decided I wanted to do a king-size quilt made out of old jeans with a thick fleece backing. Crazy? Indeed! So this quilt I used lots and lots of old pairs of jeans from my family and friends. I cut up a lot of jeans! I had a square cardboard that I used to trace the square onto the jean and then just cut each out by hand. Not very precise, but it worked! (For later quilts I got a cutting mat, quilter's ruler, and rotary blade. Sooo much easier!)
Here is the trusting sewing machine and all the squares I cut out by hand stacked up!
I then sew them into strips. Look at me go! (Wow, old picture! :p)
Then I ironed open the seams to make sewing the rows together easier.
Sewing rows together! Tra la la!
Sewing the backing on!
Putting in the stuffing. Please tell me other people also climb inside their quilts to do this. o_O I had a kitty friend to help me!
And here it is! Ta-da!
All stacked up nicely!
And a closeup of the embroidery I put on it. This was a first time doing embroidery, as well. The star is an applique I got from the local craft store. I lurve stars! And yes, were were Jack & Jill. It was cute while it lasted. ^_^ So there it is! You got to see my first quilt come together! It was quite the heavy beast when it was done, too. Thanks for looking!