Montag, 9. Juli 2012

My First Quilt

I finished a Quilt! I'm very excited and a bit proud of what I've accomplished! Thinking that I haven't sewn before, and now doing free motion stippling on the machine is pretty amazing!

After finishing the top of the quilt, which by the way is going to be a birth present for my friends baby girl that is due in August, I realized that I have a large enough piece of the tiger pattern fabric left to make a cool backing! Wow! Just love that fabric! Looks so cool!
So I went ahead and quilted! Because I was a bit afraid that I wouldn't be able to handle the whole piece stippelng free motion, I decided to just stipple the pinwheel blocks! I stitched in the ditch across the diagonals to stabilize the quilt and stippled after that!

Looks pretty nice, although afterwards I think I should have just stippled the whole piece, because the quilt isn't that big and also I really felt comfortable with the free motion technique, once I was in the "groove"!

In the end I made a white binding, which turned out o.k. So all that's left to do is labeling the quilt! I'm waiting for the baby to be born, cause I want her birthdate and name on it!

In the meantime I was a busy bee and started a new project, that is slightly bigger than the last one and is again a tube-technique with this awesome "Barbie" fabric! Could become another birth gift..

And last but not least, I have worked on my first project and framed it with the dark purple.

Enjoy the pictures and happy crafting!