A Little Quilty

Hey! What’s that thing hanging from the tree in my front yard? Could it be … a quilt top? Why, yes. Yes, it is. And I made it.

I made it! I made it! I literally wrapped it around me and danced around the living room when I finished it. Because I’m kinda nutty like that sometimes. (Like you couldn’t figure that out!)

It was such a big deal to me, that I told pretty much no one that I was making a quilt. Seriously, if it hadn’t turned out, no one would ever know I had even tried. It did, though, so now I’m going to be a total show off. Tee hee!

We’re all friends here, right? So you’re going to be nice and sweet and completely ignore my goof ups (which I’m not going to detail myself). I think it’s not half bad for my first attempt at making a quilt. I used my favorite beautiful Sugar Snap fabrics (with the exception of one print, which we could not find anywhere in the shop that day).

The pattern I chose because I thought it would be well suited for my temperament (i.e., lack of patience). It’s called Piece of Cake and it’s by Thimble Blossoms. Really met my expectations, in a good way. I think I did all the cutting one day and the sewing the next evening while watching TV. It probably came together in maybe three hours. That’s my kind of project! LOL!

I now totally get what everyone was telling me about quilting being addictive. I seriously can’t wait to start my next one and have a stack of patterns picked out for probably my next six quilts. No idea when I’m going to sew them because I can’t even come close to keeping up with my current sewing to-do list as it is.

I’m not sure about doing the actual quilting part of it. It’s part equipment, part skill and part time. Fortunately, there are plenty of folks who are willing to do that part for me, although I think I may do the binding myself, just because I love sticking myself in the finger repeatedly with a needle. OK, not really. But I do want to have that closure of finishing it. At least my first quilt.

26 Replies to “A Little Quilty”

  1. Congratulations!!!! I want to make one and have the fabric picked out I just have to make the purchase. It looks so good…I hope my first turns out half as good as yours!

    Stephanies last blog post..Projects

  2. Absolutely charming! Wonderful colors…you have a good eye…hard to imagine this is your first quilt, it sure won’t be your last!

  3. I love it! The fabric is great! I told you that you would love quilting. It is sooo much fun! I have about 3 projects going now… You did a great job!

  4. Oh this turned out so awesome! You did a great job! And no one would know it was your first! Love the fabrics you used!

  5. Good job! I’ve never gotten past my second quilt. But I keep dreaming. I already have fabric picked out for my next one though I have only my third one partly finished.

  6. Your quilt is beautiful. I too took on quilting for the first time this year and am completely addicted. I look forward to seeing more of your quilts for inspiration.

  7. I’m so impressed, Mary! I’ve been thinking about taking up quilting myself, and I’ve been eyeing the Thimbleblossoms pattern you chose. I love the simple stripes down the middle of the blocks. I’m glad to know that you were able to complete it. It’s gorgeous!

    melissa sewss last blog post..Easy Ribbed Scarf… Knitting WIP

  8. Hi, followed your link from Twitter. I love this fabric and have been following Melissa on yummy goods. But this is the BEST use and mix of the fabric line I have seen to date. Truly. It looks perfect to me. Well done.

    Carrie Gs last blog post..I Always Dreamed

  9. I squealed when I saw it. That is LOVELY, and I’m in LOVE with the pattern, too!! 🙂 Excellent Job!!! And just a side note, I never doubted your ability, if you can make the beautiful clothing that you make, you can do the quilts with your eyes closed and one hand tied behind your back -teehee-

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