Sunday, July 24, 2011

I think I caught the quilting bug...

One of my first quilts that I have made is a bright fresh quilt.  As I'm only new to this, I chose a charm pack to start with. It's a Hoot by Moda. I wanted to keep it simple so matched it up with some white cotton

Soon enough each square of the charm pack was framed in white,  I was quite happy that the quilt was so fresh looking....maybe I could be successful at this!
I went for some straight stitching to sandwich everything together and when each frame was finished I decided I would be adventurous and try some free hand quilting in each square of the It's a Hoot fabric.
The quilt was finished with some red and white polka dot for the binding...a favourite of mine.

I was really happy with the end product, until I found a wee black smudge stain on bottom hand corner of the quilt....Well I was going to keep it for myself anyway.
Each quilt I make, I learn something new,  from sewing the binding rather than hand stitching or how to line up all the seams correctly...
I will probably stick to another charm pack for my next quilt....Hope you all have a good sewing week!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

This is all new to me

Well, this is all new to me. I'm not a big fan of Facebook so I really don't know how I will go with this blog too.  I have been putting the time to set up a blog page on the long finger so hopefully this will be one of many to come.
I started to take up sewing about a year ago when my sister told me that she was having a baby.  We started to look at little patterns and things to make.  Then the fabric obsession started......(Obsession is what my husband calls it) and with my new sewing machine (Christmas present) and a new cupboard, I have started to fill it to the brim with fabric that I know will come in handy one day.
What do I sew?  Well a little bit of everything but I am making more quilts than anything else....well trying to...