It's not perfect....but I am SO in love with my very first quilt!
Binding, front view...
Binding back view....
Lil ole bitty name tag lol
What did I learn?
This is NOT some old lady hobby. I am FAR from being an old lady and I LOVE THIS!!
This is TIME CONSUMING lol.
ONLY use gutermann thread or you will end up with a loopy mess like this one...
and a pile of thread like this one...
Seriously. The gutermann thread works WONDERS!!!!
Stippling (free motion) takes time and practice first...NOT on your quilt lol.
Since this was my first quilt, I wasn't trying to do anything fancy...I purchased this kit a couple years ago from Joann's in Atlanta. This is the LAST time I will buy a quilt of fat quarters and use them as is. All my squares weren't the same size so it's a little off.
I doubt if I will ever make a quilt bigger than this one. I didn't even measure it for the finished size but I can wrap up in it comfortably lol. Tony has already tested it lol.
I'm so smitten y'all it's a shame! LOL
Instead of doing the binding the traditional way, I cut strips of what fat quarters I had left, sewed them together into one strip...pressed open the seam allowances, then folded each side until they met in the middle...pressed it, then folded it in half length wise and pressed that. Rolled it up, then pinned it along the edges of the quilt. It put the quilt in the middle of the binding, kinda like a sandwich. Once it was pinned down, I just sewed it. So it has a finished edge on each side. Does that make sense?!
I am so excited to start on some new ones! LOL I already have a few patterns and some fabric lined up. I want to do maybe 7 for Christmas gifts so I need to get to working on them lol.
I used the little embroidery feature on my current sewing machine to do the little name tag. I can't WAIT until I get my embroidery machine!!!! I have already played with the one I wanted and sent Tony all the details lol.
That's it you guys! Thanks for sharing in this little piece of happiness with me lol.