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Monday, July 6, 2009

My First Quilt

So here it is, my first quilt!



I finished it just in time for my dear friend Erin's wedding on Saturday. I hope she loves it! It was a lot of work, even though I used pre-cut charm squares for the top. The fabric is Soiree by Lila Tueller. I used a print from that same line as the backing, and pieced the binding from a Soiree Honey Bun.



I definitely need some more practice on the free-motion quilting. I think it looked much better after I washed it. The crinkly look is very forgiving. I'd definitely like to try another quilt, but I think I'll make it a smaller one! My hands sure ached after this... :)

21 comments:

Camille said...

Oh, I love it! Can't believe that was your first- it's perfect!

So Bella said...

Aw, really? Thanks so much! :)

Nephi "Sowing" Friends said...

What a lucky friend! I can bet that you're now hooked and ready to start your second (if you haven't already)
My mom just used that same fabric for a quilt for my niece. I love it!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Great first quilt! And what a special wedding gift -- your friend is going to love it!

heather said...

Love the colors!

Deborah said...

You did a great job. It's beautiful. I checked out your store and love your clothes. Since I don't have little ones anymore, I've passed it on to a friend of mine to enjoy.

Lisa said...

SO beautiful! I need to get my hands on some of that fabric!

Bowlby said...

Ooh, so pretty! What a wonderful gift!

Chase said...

WOW.. I love the colors. I need to make one of this quilt for myself now. :) have a great day

L Johnson said...

Wow that is an amazing first quilt!

Always Inspire said...

Oh goodness! I love it so much, you did an amazing job, especially considering that was your first quilt (seriously, was it?).
Way to go! I'm sure she'll love it!
Cheers,
Julie

Donnelly said...

Love your quilt! Soiree is one of my favorite fabric lines. Have a great day.

Cindy said...

I love your quilt! I just completely one very similar for my granddaughter. Just love the bright colors and the simplicity!

amber johnson said...

Very cute! I love that soiree line and it looks amazing with the white sashing. Good job!

Sarah N. said...

I love your quilt! Lately I have been obsessed with quilts with white sashing!

Peanut Blossom said...

Aren't those pre-cuts the best?? Great choice for the quilt. I never thought about using a honey bun for binding, great idea!

Catherine Watts said...

That's just gorgeous. Well done for your first quilt.

AJ said...

Stunning quilt, love those fabrics.

Nadine said...

This is a really fun quilt! Great job for your first. Your friend is a lucky gal!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Your first quilt! Wow. Way to go!

twopeasinapoddesigns said...

I absolutely love it - you did a great job for a first timer! Great!!