I was wondering around my local quilt shop and a quilt on display caught my eye. It seemed simple to make so I bought the pattern and took it home with me. This is my first quilt that I completed. It was actually just less than 3 years ago.
I wanted to join in over at Simplify and add my first and last quilt to the others "displayed" at the Parade of quilts.
I do like this quilt but one thing I would do differently if I were to do it again is use a few different fabric choices. There are a couple in this I really don't like, like that dark green bubble one right down the center you see, the one long strip of it.
Making this quilt I learned that you can machine quilt!
On your own machine!
It doesn't have to be done by hand,
or sent off to the professional quilter.
It opened my eyes and many possibilities.
Over the years I have learned quite a bit and I'm excited to learn a lot more as I keep making quilts.
Now for the last quilt I have completed recently.
I did post about it here so I won't go into much detail, but I am so proud that I was able to do this quilt. I learned how to hand quilt, I learned how to baste it together so the layers wouldn't move and I learned that I can do it.
My husband would tease at me when I would pull it out to work on during a movie or while watching TV.
He didn't ever see it being completed.
I think that making goals along the way was a big motivator.
For goals, I would say that I would quilt a block a day, then with the binding I gave myself a week to finish it. The binding is sewn on by hand because I love the look of it better than machine sewn on.