I can’t believe I’m typing this less than a year after forking out a sewing machine for the first time ever. I completely made a quilt. Yes, I made a quilt before, but that was yarn-tied and not properly binded (after doing some research), so I will call this one my first quilt also.
The idea sparked after my local quilt shop had a 50% off sale. I raided the store for Amy Butler fabrics, as well as the charm pack and backing for this quilt.
Fabric is: Lily and Will charm pack, backing fabric is Plume by Tula Pink
The quilt pattern is from Oh, Fransson’s blog. It’s fabulous for a first quilt, because charm packs are pre-cut, and all you need to do is cut some of these in half for the colored strips. Then, cut a few strips of Kona cotton and you’re good to go. Easy and quick!
Of course, I laid out all of the squares and arranged them around. I think this was the most fun of the project. I love the pastels and designs.
I used Kona Cotton in Snow to put between the colored strips of fabric, and I think it just ended up looking fantastic!
I used a walking foot to quilt this in (not so) straight lines. That foot is my new BFF. It looks so puffy and cute!
Gosh, I hope the Mom and baby LOVE this quilt. This quilt was definitely a learning experience for me. My binding is not perfect in the least, but I will agree with the majority in saying that it’s fairly therapeutic to sit down and just finish off the binding by hand.
Next up? Time to work on my Christmas quilt block squares. There’s still time for you to join in the fun! We’re working on group 2.