Friday, October 23, 2009

Ta Da!

My first quilt ever. A little smallish and the quilting is wonky, but I'm pleased as punch.
I want to do more. More quilting classes, more patchwork piecing. Must sign up for classes.

So this is Arcadia, in a jelly roll and moda's prairie cloth which has a lovely interesting rustic texture after it is washed. I think it gives the quilt a bit more masculine weight to it, but we should probably ask a man. Flannel on the back and A Butler's olive stripe for the binding.
Friend, Katy--aka ImaGingerMonkey (check blogs I follow) recommended ohfrannson's tutorial on binding


And, no I didn't have the patience to do it by hand, but I wish I had now. (typical, you're muttering)
Oh my there are some beautiful quilts out there. I do think crafty bloggers are so smart. And now I am loving me some precuts. But first, I have picked up some fat quarters of Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks and want to do a HopScotch quilt in the plums and the blues.
No, first, I want to have a little tea and sit on my porch with my (brother's) lap quilt keeping the chill away. I need to visit with it a little before I send it to its new home...and make sure it's working properly.

1 comment:

  1. you did an awesome job, and you did pick a toughy for your first go. Grid quilting, on a dark solid background, with flannel on the reverse? Not one to go for the simple option, are you?

    I'm waiting for you to tell me you're starting a dear jane quilt, don't google it, it might encourage you.