Friday, July 2, 2010

First Quilt Finished!

I did it!

I finished my first quilt!

It's just a small one; however, for me, it's a good first venture in quilt making.

Here's what I learned:

  1. It's definitely good to start small. If I had started with even a crib quilt, I think I would have become frustrated,and not finished.
  2. It's better to mark your ¼-inch line on your sewing machine rather than eyeballing it. My squares are a bit wonky. I'll know for next time.
  3. It takes a long time to quilt! I cannot even fathom quilting by hand. I would never accomplish a complete quilt!
  4. I can lose weight quilting...I forgot to eat today! This is good...very, very good.
  5. Quilting makes dinner an EMFH Event ...Every Man For Himself...find what you can in the cupboards and eat what you want, even Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Sandwiches. I don't care, cause I'm quilting!
  6. I need to take a class and learn how to quilt properly.

    All in all, I'm glad I made this quilt. I want to make another, and another, and another. I hope to become a great quilter like all my blogging friends, and especially like my friend, Lisa. Oh my! She makes some gorgeous quilts. She learned from the best...her grandmother. :o)

Leave me a comment and give me some tips, please. Happy Sewing & Quilting! :o)


  1. thanks for visiting my blog - this cute is adorbale - well done.

  2. This cracked me up! I so relate. We've had plenty of EMFH projects happening here. It's a good thing I taught my children to cook! Your quilt is very pretty. Congratulations!

  3. What a cute little quilt! Congrats on your first one. I used blue painter's tape to mark my 1/4 inch line on my older machine. :)

  4. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for following me. I am following back :)

    ~Lori S.


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