This simple little quilt is perfect for the first-time quilter! She or he will gain experience with 1/2-square triangles and multiple borders. As a teacher of beginners, it is important to me for a first-time quilter to be proud of completing that first project and eager to start the next one. This one is a great confidence builder. It also makes a quick, easy week-end project for any quilter when baby is due any minute. The quilt pictured on the pattern was one of my very first quilts. I even tried out free-motion quilting and longarm quilting on it. Although my own skills were just developing at the time, I love this quilt and actually use it to keep my head warm on winter nights!
My mother taught me to sew when I was 8 - doll clothes by hand, then she moved me on to her old Singer. Home Ec in the 7th grade solidified sewing as part of what makes me who I am. Interestingly, ...
My mother taught me to sew when I was 8 - doll clothes by hand, then she moved me on to her old Singer. Home Ec in the 7th grade solidified sewing as part of what makes me who I am. Interestingly, the school had a room full of treadle machines!
Throughout the years, clothing and home decor were my thing. Cutting a beautiful piece of fabric into little pieces and sewing them together again didn't make sense. But when my first great-niece was born, I made my first quilt for her and was hooked!
As a new quilter, I couldn't find designs that were easy enough, so, I got design software and started tinkering. Now that I am retired, I pretty much just quilt, design quilts, and line dance. My charity work is for Quilts of Valor - check them out at www.qovf.org. I'm not a pattern publishing house. I just love simple, traditional quilt designs that use only a few colors. Thanks to Craftsy.com, I can share them with you. I hope you enjoy them.