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Topic: my very first quilt  (Read 922 times)
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« on: March 27, 2009 10:24:48 AM »

a friend of mine from work is getting married in may, and i wanted to do something special for her and her soon to be hubby.. so i sat down and thought about making a quilt. i was really intimidated by the entire process.. but after thinking it through and talking to my mom, i decided to go with it. my mom helped me pick out a pattern, some fabric.. and helped me do a lot of the cutting.. which i'm very, very thankful for. i think thats my least favorite part. i wasn't sure how long it would take me, so i chose the 'easy' way out by not doing a real binding, but by putting the layers together, and sewing around the edges, and flipping it so the right sides were out. i think it turned out okay, but if i had to do it again i think i would go for the labor of love of doing the hand binding. also instead of quilting it, and instead of the traditional tieing, i sewed on buttons. lots and lots of buttons. 27 of them. haha. i got so excited that i finally finished it that i gave it to her last night. she loved it! on to the pictures.

her favorite color is teal. i tried to make it not so girly so the hubby can enjoy it too.

here's a closeup of the fabrics-

the pattern is called Fun in the Square from a book called Quilts for Kids to Love by Kathy Wesley. i made it a bit larger than the pattern though because... well, its not for a kid. i just liked the idea of it being a good beginners quilt. it's definitely big enough to cuddle with on the couch, i just forgot to measure the final size. i learned so much from the process, and i'm pretty sure i'll be making another one sometime im the future.
thanks for looking!

« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009 10:51:19 AM »

Nice quilt, love the color.
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009 11:20:21 AM »

the colors go together really nicely! I like the idea of using a button instead of just having it tied. And I'm glad your friend liked it too!

employed = hardly any time to sew :-(
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009 11:37:31 AM »

that came out fantastic! i love the way you used the buttons too. very pretty :0)
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