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'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! 


  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!

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

  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.

    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!

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

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


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