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Sunday, April 14, 2013

My First Completed Quilt

It began with the purchase of a tumbler template from Missouri Star Quilt Company made specifically for charm squares. Curious, I found two charm square packs of "Good Morning" from Me & My Sister designs for Moda. It's a bright, cheery, happy fabric line.

Without really having a plan, I took one charm pack and cut it into tumblers...easy enough. The tumblers were then sewn into strips...a couple of them, hmmm, not enough for a quilt. I found some white-on-white fabric...cut it into tumblers and sewed it into strips. ok, now what?

The next charm pack was cut into coins and sewn into strips, 2 for starters, the same length as the tumbler strips. All the strips were sewn together and bordered with more white-on-white. There now, the top was pieced. I had a few extra fabric coins cut, turned them into short strips and pieced them into a creative back. The quilting was done with my walking foot doing some stitch in the ditch and just straight line stitching.
Enjoy the pictures.
 Here is the quilt pin basted on my piecing table.

 

 

 

Front of the quilt with a teaser view of the back.
 
another view of the front of the quilt
 
close up of the "coin" strip, border and binding
 
quilt draped over a black leather chair
 
 
a view of the pieced back, note the label in the second white strip down
 
 
close up of the label
 
 
It is the middle of April and it's still cold here. This little quilt has already been pressed into service and performed admirably.
 
Respectfully submitted,
the Baroness of Thomas Haus, Queen Yours Truly
 
 
 
 
 

1 comment:

  1. You are off to a great start! I have been quilting for years and still can not make a machine behave that well.

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