Monday, April 16, 2012

My First Quilt....

This is the quilt that got me started on this long journey.  I made this quilt for my Grandmother on my Mom's side of the family.  When I made it for her, she was in her mid-80s and still doing well.  Sadly, she passed away in 2010...and she is missed dearly.


I enjoyed every step of making this quilt though...and I learned a lot along the way.  Specifically, don't try cutting on a mat with a rotary cutter while on carpet.  Thankfully the cutter didn't pierce the mat, but my squares were definitely not square!  Somehow through lots of pinning, I was able to get all the corners to line up pretty closely to each other, so its hard to tell that the individual pieces weren't very square.



I used a walking foot to quilt the straight lines on my domestic sewing machine (DSM).  I honestly wouldn't change anything with this quilt at this point.  The colors came out beautifully and most of all, my Grandmother loved the quilt.


With my grandmother's passing, the quilt came back home to me.  Its a bit more faded now than when I first made it, but it still reminds me of her.  She loved using it to keep her lap warm throughout the year and I remember watching her trace the patterns of the quilting and fabrics with her fingers.

The quilting and binding are holding up really well still.  Despite being a first attempt, the quilt came out really well in the end I think.

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I just found your blog today. I live about 1/2 hour away from your area. Always love seeing a new, inspiring site! You're right, your first quilt DID come out really well. I can't wait to read more of your posts! Happy sewing!