Shelley Made: My First Quilt - The Finale!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

My First Quilt - The Finale!

See here for the front and back of the quilt.

Hmmm...quilting and binding.  I am SO not brave enough to attempt free motion quilting yet.  Maybe one day...but not right now!  I decided to play it safe with straight line outline quilting.

First - the quilt sandwich.  I spread everything out on the bathroom floor - the biggest tiled area in the house which made it a lot easier to smooth and pin.  I used masking tape to hold the backing not and firm.



Can you tell I'm left handed! :)



Then I started my quilting...  That took a while.  I had awful tension issues...needless to say my machine is in getting serviced right now...



I machine stitched the binding on the front - then spent many nights handsewing it to the back.  Strangely I found it quite relaxing though.

The finished quilt!:




And the back.  I like the darker blue binding - kind of like a frame for the quilt.



Closeup of some of my quilting



And there is that hand stitching on the back of the binding...



With my little custom label proudly attached :)



I made a matching pillowcase out of scraps, as you can see on the little bed.



What did my son think of it - well this...


He pushes it off the bed before he goes to sleep EVERY night!  Oh well...

1 comment:

  1. This is so well made! I think your quilting is great for a first quilt. I only hope my WIP will be so neat.

    I'm collecting for an I-spy quilt, and I'll looking for people to take part in my swap. All the information is on my blog: http://everytower.blogspot.com. Let me know if this is something that is interesting to you, and if you'd like to join in.

    :) Helen

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