1.26.2009

My First Quilt!

So this is my first attempt at being an "old lady" as my husband calls it, or quilting as its formally referred to. I decided that I wanted an easy sewing project, obviously quilting probably isnt an average first time project, but I found this one online and it looked really simple. It is nothing but a lot of straight lines, which so far I can handle! The quilt consists of 30 of each 3" squares, 6" squares, and 9" squares. They are then pinned together and sewn. I decided to have a red, black, and white quilt since we are a Georgia Bulldog family!
Here are two of the squares pinned together before sewing.



Squares pinned together.

After all of the squares are sewn individually, they are sewn together in strips of 5 (vertically in the photo) and then all of the strips are sewn together. This is the finished front side.
I now have to baste the quilt... which Im still not too sure what that means. Then quilt and bind it. I think this will be the hardest part so dont be surprised if you dont see photos up here for a very long time!


7 comments:

  1. Wow, your quilt looks beautiful!!!

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  2. that's awesome!! it looks great =)

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  3. I can't wait to see it all put together!

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  4. It looks great!! I love the colors and patterns you've chosen. Awesome job!

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  5. That is awesome! Can you make me one next? :)

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  6. I love the fabrics! I wanted to do a crimson quilt for us (Roll Tide) but the store I was at didn't have a good selection of reds...so I went greens and brown. I'm getting ready to baste my quilt this week so I'll let you know how it goes.

    MrsMerlin from the craft board

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