A Sandwich

Ok, you saw the post of this title and thought I would be blogging about ham and cheese between two deliciously toasted slices of bread, did you not? I am a food blogger, after all. :)

While this sandwich does not involve pork or dairy, this sandwich is (visually) delicious. This sandwich is part of my summer goal. I’ve been longing for the moment to make this sandwich ever since I sliced into the fabric, turning those 5 fabrics into (almost) perfect 11″x11″ squares.

I was scared that it would turn into a disaster like this, but besides a few hiccups, I made a sandwich.

I nervously taped down my backing, which is quilter’s cotton (in natural). I stared at it for a bit and added the batting on top. I couldn’t believe what was happening. I draped the top over the batting and stared at it for a while. I just couldn’t believe it…my first quilt sandwich.

Quilt Sandwich

I got on my hands and knees, and meticulously pinned the sandwich together. 38 pins…I was nervous.

Pinned Together

I carefully trimmed the edges of the sandwich to rid of excess batting and quilt backing. I never cut so slow in my life. Well, maybe in kindergarten when I wanted to put Cookie Monster on the fridge… ;)

Before binding

I slowly pinned bias tape to the edge of the fabric and then enjoyed the gentle humming of the machine, while kids were playing outside by my window. I thought, wow, that was me about 15-20 years ago (wow, that was forever ago!). I reminisced about the times that we would play outside with the neighbors until the mosquitoes attacked…childhood was great. I may have drifted off a little too much, because you can see a few waves in my sewing (should be straight lines on that bias tape). I need to remember to watch every stitch on the machine and not daydream.

After all was done, I draped a nearly completed quilt over my chair. This sandwich is now sealed together, and isn’t going anywhere.

Almost Finished Quilt

All that is left now, is to replace the pins with some tied yarn where the fabrics meet in each corner. You might be thinking that this isnt’ very traditional, but this is a very basic, beginner’s quilt, folks. Normally, people quilt using curves/squigglies like this or straight lines like this. However, I’m following the book’s pattern/instructions and using yarn.

I can’t wait to enjoy this quilt! My very first one…

Comments

  1. looks good! i love the fabrics that you chose! its really pretty!

  2. You’re giving me hope! I have dreams of someday making a quilt. Been collecting fabric for years now, just need some time…

  3. Great work, I’m nervous for my first quilt. I love the color combination and the fabrics that you chose. Very pretty!

  4. It’s beautiful! I love the colors/fabrics you picked!

  5. Shannon says:

    I love your quilt, and I actually like yarn technique better, it reminds me of my quilts from my childhood. :) Way to go!

  6. Beautiful quilt! I love finishing the quilt top, and dread pinning it together. It hurts your fingers too, doesn’t it? I have to wipe the entire kitchen table, and pin. hehe I hope you enjoy quilting! Great work. I love the grey binding. :)

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