Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Trial and a Whole Lotta Errors Quilt

I did it. I stitched a quilt from start-to-finish. 

It's not the prettiest stitching. It's not the straightest quilt. It definitely would win no prizes.

But I did it. I completed the entire process, so I declare this a win. 

The fabric is 'Magic Garden' by Linda Moran for Spectrix Fabrics. I have no idea if it's still available. It was in a mystery box of fabric I purchased last year. I love it. You might remember I stitched up some SnackMats and Mug Rugs  and Money Cuffs and Headbands using the same fabric. Yep. I love this fabric. This was the last little bit I had in my stash, and I needed a baby shower gift. The center flower is leftover from the 'Magic Garden' panel. The ladybugs, butterflies, and flowers were from a small piece, and the multi-dots were from a larger piece of yardage in the 'Magic Garden' line. 

Let me just say...it's probably not the best idea to try and make a quilt with little squares that are not printed perfectly square on the fabric. You will wind up with a wonky quilt. Here's the quilt top. At this point, the quilt top was about 39" x 49" ...and I didn't have enough fabric or batting of any kind that large. So I cut the side panels down a bit. 



The finished quilt measured about 33" x 39." It's got more puckers in it than you would have if you ate sour Lemonheads. I waited until the last minute to start this quilt, and came down to the wire with it, so I opted to finish the edges by wrapping the backing onto the front. I'll try binding my next quilt. :)


Try not to examine it too closely. (Especially that left corner!) It's crooked and wonky and puckery and uneven and lots of other wrong things. But it's done. And I did it. :)

And since I had no boxes anywhere in sight, I stitched some fabric together to create a little pouch for this quilt. It's not 'Magic Garden' fabric, but it's bright and pink, and I'm okay with that. The lace is actually stretch lace I had in my stash for making Skivvies...shhh! We won't tell anyone else about that. ;)



This new finish has ignited by sewing desire. I can't wait to get back into the Sewing Room this weekend. Maybe I'll try another quilt.

What are you creating today?

Happy Saturday! 

6 comments:

  1. I think you did a brilliant job for your first ever quilt finish,. I wrapped the back over to the front to bind my first quilt too.

    Now you know what you're doing -onwards and upwards!

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    1. Thanks Shay! I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm sewing...and that's what counts! LOL Happy Sunday night :)

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  2. My wife just finished up a Danish Countered Cross-stitch Christmas Stocking for a gift and is now working on embroidered towels. Trial and a lot of errors is a good term for it. She lost much of her eye-site to a high blood pressure condition so uses a lighted magnifying glass for Crafters to do the hobby that she loves and enjoys. The end product that you and her and all Seams type people produce are a beautiful labor of love and joy. Keep it up Larri and keep sharing the love.

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    1. The stocking sounds lovely. I admire anyone who can do hand-stitching. I seriously lack dexterity for that. :) Thanks for your encouraging comment & for stopping by, Brian. Happy Sunday!

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  3. Love the quilt. They are not puckers, just texture that adds depth. Congratulations on the finish

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    1. haha! I'll keep that in mind when I start the next one. ;)

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