Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My First Quilts...


Ok, well kind of anyway. They are baby doll sized for Macy and Kylie for Christmas but I figured it was better to learn how to cut, piece, baste, quilt and bind on mini versions that I won't stress about if they aren't perfect. And they aren't even close, but I am proud of my first two attempts at quilt making. I learned a lot and now I feel confident that I could attempt bigger things in the not to distant future. They are actually much straighter and neater than they appear in the pictures, I guess I just hadn't laid them down very neatly. And thanks to lacy for lending me her cutter and a board from her store! I will get them back to you soon, I promise!

I am pretty proud of myself and I am excited to try my next project. Justin will be flying out of Kenai for the next two days so I will be able to work on fun things all evening without feeling guilty because I am neglecting him.

5 comments:

Mary said...

They look great!! Did you take a class? I just started quilting last year; I'm horrible, but it's so fun to do. There are some great quilting stores in Anc!

Ashley and Jeremy said...

so cute, good job sis. let me guess the top one is for macy and the bottom one for kylie? i can just tell. Please tell me they will be patient little girls and we will open our christmas presents one at a time as usual. It's stressing me out to think we won't be able to see their reaction to every little present.

jayna said...

Those really are a great first try--very impressively strait!

johnandcourtney said...

I am so impressed with all your work. You are doing amazing things!

~~heather said...

WOW!! So dang cute Nichole!! I just found your blog - LOVE the quilts! Very well done!