Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
My very first quilt!
"When life hands you scraps, make a quilt!" Wonder how many I'll have to make in 2013? :-) I call the one below the "Jelly Roll Wreck", created from an unattractive, and subsequently, deconstructed "Jelly Roll Race" quilt top. Making two tops that result in only one quilt isn't very productive, but it's doubly satisfying because I salvaged the fabric! On to #5...…Continue
Here is Quilt #2, declared “finished” last March, but as it turned out, many more hours were required to fix the border problems I ran into. Quilt #2 was actually REALLY finished on November 15th! After removing/straightening/removing/straightening the borders (count them...TWICE), I finally got it to a point where it was as good as it was going to get! The recipient…Continue
...BTW, when DO you stop counting when you (almost) finish a quilt, I wonder? :-) This is a "Thank You" and "on request" quilt for a dear friend. But when you're just finishing #2 quilt, you still have much to learn. The one thing I learned making THIS quilt is that it should have been foundation pieced! It's called "Floral Envelopes", and all those large envelopes/"flaps" (17 5/8 x 5 7/8) you see are triangles with…Continue
As a newbie, both here and as a quilter, I'm still working on how to get around the website, to post comments, add photos, etc. When my SO bought me a new sewing machine, and then suggested that I could now make something for him, the only thing that came to mind was something for his home. So, I decided on a quilt! This is my very first quilt, and it's been full steam ahead ever since! Thanks in advance to the experienced quilters here who may answer some extremely silly/dumb "newbie"…Continue