New Quilt

Hello! I thought it would be fun to post a blog as a fairly new quilter. I say “fairly new” because I am on my second quilt. I am really hoping I can finish this one..  Since I am so new to this, I don’t really have a lot of advice for other new quilters.. At least not yet.. But I will try to post things as I learn them.

Here are some pictures of the quilt I am working on now.. along with Oliver.. He’s such a goofball!

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He’s sound asleep, what a cutie! Now to ease my blocks out from under him!

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Above is a half quilted block. I am using the big rectangle block pattern from Favequilts.com. But I am doing it as Quilt as You Go using a walking foot and serpentine stitch. The last quilt I made had a lot more blocks and I had some cutting issues, so I decided to follow a real easy beginner pattern this time.

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I was afraid the pretty bird material would get lost if I quilted on top of it, but I think it adds more than detracts. I am actually pretty excited about it! I just hope it turns out much better than my last quilt.  I call that one “the loser quilt”. You will understand why when you see the pictures..  I never finished it. I didn’t square off my blocks so none of the seams match up and I screwed up the binding.. Here are a few pictures below..

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See, the seams are all crooked and the binding is awful. And i put two colors too close together.. I don’t think I will ever finish it because it’s a hot mess.. And I don’t really like the fabric I picked out for it. I liked it when I was picking it out, but altogether the colors are too stodgy. I was trying to find something to match my living room colors so it will look nice and blend in. This new quilt has brighter fresher colors and I like it tons better.

Well, I will post again when I get the quilting finished and the blocks sewn together.

 

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