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Topic: My first quilt ever - finished - for a happy mom & baby!  (Read 1355 times)
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msalleycat
« on: April 14, 2008 10:18:43 PM »

I just made (and delivered) my first quilt! And it was a blast! I have been sewing since I was a little girl, and I've made doll clothes, theatre costumes, and upholstery, but I never felt up to tackling quilting. Th impetus came when my best friend was pregnant with a girl, but did not want any traditional pink girly frilly things. So we went to Jo-Ann Fabrics, and based the whole quilt off the orange dots we found as a fat quarter (but not enough of to make more than the sashings). The quilt was the last of the entire nursery set I made for her: curtains, pillows, sofa arm covers, a crib bumper, and finally the quilt.  I can't wait to make my next one!


Here are photos:

I machine quilted along the seam lines with a borrowed walking foot. It's all cotton - quilting cottons on the front, cotton batting in the middle, and flannel on the back that I turned over to the front, mitered the corners, and machine stitched in place. (I am terrible at bindings!)


I appliqued and hand-quilted the 'M' after the baby was born and I knew her name.


She loved the label that I whipstitched onto the back (and it's also stitched into the binding, but I doubt any one will try to rip off my label to steal this quilt.)


I zig-zagged a few scraps of the quilt fabric onto a tag when I delivered it...


...with care instructions on the back.

I am already full of ideas to make the next one better.....and this website, and the internet in general, have really shown me everything I needed to know!
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pertelot
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008 01:46:53 PM »

the colors are nice and the overall quilt looks really cute... i like the M in the middle of the quilt for her name and also the label, i really need to put labels on my quilt, and i also like washing instructions on the tag since the quilts a gift... and congrats on your first quilt! theyr addicting Cheesy
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E.D.
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008 02:32:08 PM »

That must be one cute nursery.  You'll have to get her to take an action shot for you.  I love little details too - the care tag is a great idea.  Friends who don't sew are always afraid to wash quilts.  I just say keep washing them they only get better - I love it when they are all broken in.
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becc
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008 11:57:16 AM »

this came out so nicely! I really love the applique! 
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008 02:33:11 PM »

that's great! what a good gift.
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cynfll
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008 07:00:53 AM »

Very pretty, I love the colors!!
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.mandabear.
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008 07:03:15 PM »

very nice.  i like the label. Smiley
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britt13
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008 04:37:45 PM »

I like the label and the hang tag you made! That is a great idea! I got a quilt from a friend for my dd and I was so afraid to wash it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008 04:47:47 PM »

Soooooo nice !!!!!
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