Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Valentine's (aka "My First") Quilt completed!

I finished binding my first quilt today and I am so excited! It is far from perfect but I had to keep reminding myself that it was my first quilt and that I will improve with practice. And that is probably what I like best about sewing. It is one of the few things that I can actually notice myself improving on every time I do it, and that makes me feel good.
Anyway- It is just a throw blanket size but I did diagonal quilting on it with a pieced binding. It was lots of fun to do! I got the free pattern here. FYI: it will be years before I actually pay for a quilt pattern because there are so many great free ones floating around out there.
I have almost finished quilt #2 and I guess I better take my husband's advice and slow down so our house isn't overrun with quilts.


Anonymous said...

Love love your quilt!! It looks great and the pattern is so fun. Good Work!

brie said...

the quilt's totally georg! i can't imagine starting quilting because i'm so overwhelmed with trying to get sewing down. good job though, loves it!

Rebecca said...

Just amazing you are. I love it. Come ovr and teach me.