Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My first quilt, phase 1

Back in July, just a few days after Andrew deployed, I was staying at my parents' house in Houston. We went to a quilt store and I fell in LOVE with some Moda fabric. I decided to buy the jelly roll (the line is called Hello Betty) and make my first quilt. I sewed all the strips together and cut them in blocks, and then I came home.

The fabric sat there that way, in a stack of blocks, for months. On my desk, and then put away in a bin. Until this week when I pulled it out and fell in love with the fabric all over again. So I put it all together. I was scared to work on it without my mom there, but I decided to overcome my fear of quilts and just dive right in. I sewed all the blocks together in rows and then sewed the rows together.

There are a few mistakes, but overall it's pretty straight. I love how it turned out. I am waiting on the rest of the fabric to come (totally didn't think about borders, binding, and backing back in July when the fabric was still in stores, so I ordered it online last week) so I can finish the top, and then it will be sent off to my mom for quilting.

I'm so proud of my pretty quilt, and especially that I made it ALL BY MYSELF.

I just might make a prom dress yet.

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10 comments:

bones chick said...

LOVE IT!!! I love the fabric too. Can't wait to see it done. I'm sure it will be beautiful

julie said...

I love it! It's so pretty! My mom taught me to sew when I was younger but I don't think I truly knew anything about it until I started doing it on my own. The imperfections will make you love it even more... and (at least, for me) they keep me motivated to try again! Anyway, I can't wait to see the finished product (and maybe I'll have to pick up some cute fabric for myself one of these days)!

Samye said...

Congrats!! The quilt is super cute, isn't it funny what you can get done when the husband is gone?

Stacey said...

Are you kidding me??? That's your first quilt? You're amazing!! It's beautiful. Looks like you're a natural!
PS--I cannot wait for you to get here!

Elise said...

So pretty!

Lacking Productivity said...

Beautiful!

Charity said...

Geeze, you put my first quilt to shame. It looks great!

Watts Family said...

Steph, I think that is so cute! Good job. I think it looks perfect.

Elisa said...

Beautiful! I have never been brave enough to try a quilt, but I think I may have to. But only after I finish a few other projects! I can't wait to see how it is quilted as well!

Leah said...

What a cute quilt. I think it looks great! Congrats, falling in love with fabric is so much fun.