Thursday, February 9, 2012

First Quilt - Finished

Finally I have finished my quilt. This is the first quilt I have ever made and if I must say so myself I am feeling pretty proud of myself right now. The front had been pieced together since last August, but for one reason or another I just seemed to keep putting off putting it all together. I think the fact that is such a large quilt (Queen Sizes)  was the reason and being my first time quilting I was afraid to tackle such a large project. I made quite a few mistakes and my unpicker is my best friend! I had no idea how to go about putting it all together but by looking at a few tutorials online I managed it.

For the basting of the quilt I used Elizabeth Hartman's Making the Quilt Sandwich Instructions from her blog Oh Fransson.

For binding instructions I followed the tutorial on Chasing Cottons blog, which has great photos on how to do mitered corners.

So here is the finished quilt.

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This is the back.DSC00034

14 comments:

  1. Congrats!! it looks fantastic!! It is SOoooo pleasing isn't it?

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    1. Thank you, it is extremely pleasing now I have to make another, maybe smaller this time, perhaps lap sized.

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  2. Well done you, your quilt looks lovely and so neat! I have been putting off basting a large quilt too so will definitely have a look at that tutorial. A lap sized quilt will be a breeze after this one.

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    1. Thanks, the tutorial really made a difference and made the process much simpler.

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  3. What a great quilt! I'm impressed for sure. I've never made a quilt either, but I've almost convinced myself that I need to. I'll check out the links you made when I get started on it.
    Now, pat yourself on the back and say job well done!

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    1. Thanks, I loved the piecing part, but the quilting part was difficult because it was so big. I just gave myself a pat on the back :-)

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  4. It's beautiful. I love it!! - And thanks for the links... for some reason, I always need a reminder when I get to the binding.

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  5. Well done! Your quilt looks fabulous!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Your quilt looks beautiful! I hope to make a quilt someday. :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by to link up!

    ~Angela

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  7. I LOVE your quilt!! It is always scaring to do your first one. It turned out so lovely though. Thank you for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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    1. Hello again, I wanted to let you know that I featured your quilt this week. You can check it out here and grab a button if you would like.:)

      http://www.kadie-sevenalive.blogspot.com/2012/02/link-it-up-thursday-7.html#more

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    2. Kadie, thanks for featuring my quilt, I just grabbed your button.

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  8. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope to can join us again tomorrow

    Natasha

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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