Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My Very First Quilt

I did it!  I finished a quilt.  Start to finish!

Do you remember the first time you finished a quilt?  I don't think I will ever forget this quilt. 
I tried quilting many times in the past, before the internet and YouTube, but all my attempts turned into pillows or a bunch of cut material in a drawer.
(I think I may still have some.) hmmmm

I recently started watching YouTube videos (links below), Missouri Star Quilt to be exact, and after watching the same video at least a dozen times, I tried it.  It seemed simple enough, and guess what?  It was!  In under 2 hours I had a quilt top. I watched a few more videos and decided to add a border.  I should have watched how to square a quilt before I added the second border. (oops!)  Let's just say it's a one of a kind! 

I can't take credit for the actual quilting. I don't have a walking foot yet so a local woman with a long arm quilter quilted the top.  I did do the binding though.  Again, I watched a Missouri Star Quilt video on how to make a binding start to finish.  Voila!

I always loved hand sewing patches on my jeans as a teen so I knew I would like hand sewing the binding.  It was a great project to do at night while watching tv. 

Now I have to master the art of photographing my quilts.  Here are a few photos I took today. 
I'm tempted to keep this quilt as a keepsake of my first quilt, but it is available to purchase in my Etsy shop. I hope a little baby boy, and his mom, will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it! 

I would love to hear what you think.  Please leave a comment. Thanks! 

Google lost my photos. New photos coming soon. 

Missouri Star Quilt YouTube Videos:
Amazing Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern Tutorial
The Ultimate Quilt Binding Tutorial

Happy Sewing!

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