Monday, July 13, 2009

My first quilt

All right. So I probably missed the parade of quilts, but here's my first anyway. Or close to my first. My first few quilts were just two sheets put together and tied. I don't think that counts. This one was made 11 years ago for my oldest daughter -- a reward for her potty training. She'll love that I told you all that.
I didn't know anything about binding at this point, so I just turned the sides in and hand stitched them closed. It's tied with embroidery floss. This one was pieced a few years back, but I just quilted and bound it a couple of weeks ago. I'm using better fabrics now, real binding, and my seams and cutting are more accurate.

4 comments:

Marsha said...

Sorry, I posted the comment for this quilte below. I still think it is beautiful

Julia said...

Wow! I'm not sure I could've done THAT for a first quilt! I love it! I'll bet your daughter loved it even more!! I can't wait to do more quilts. I made my husband promise me that I could sign up for classes after payday!! Hee, Hee! I'm so excited to get started!!

Nanci said...

Better late than never for the Parade. It's amazing how we learn from our first mistakes...

Sregora said...

Great job on your first quilt! Reminds me of a quilt I watched Marti Michell making a few years ago at a quilt show in Branson, MO.

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