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My first quilt.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic, Traditional
Sandra in CA on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric and batting.

Sandra in CA on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I choose to do such a big quilt (twin size) as my first project and that I hand quilted it.

Sandra in CA on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch that you don't stretch the fabric when sewing the strips together. This can be amended if it happens by cutting a few blocks and then squaring the edges up before cutting more.

Sandra in CA on craftsy.com

Very feminine and subtle:)

05/15/2012 Flag

P.S. So thrilled to see something hand quilted, I can't tell you how happy that makes me. It's so rare these days.

05/15/2012 Flag

Sandra! Just beautiful! Where did you learn hand quilting?

05/15/2012 Flag

This was for my daughter when she was about 5. My sister taught me how to quilt. If you know how to do a running stitch that is basically it (and I knew how to do that from when I was little girl and wanted to make my Barbie's clothes and my mom would not let me use her machine. I don't hand quilt much these days as it is very time consuming. My sister opened my eyes to the world of quilting from books and magazines. Our mom made quilts (but just basic one patch charm quilts from scraps for us to use-which she just tied). Our grandmother is the one who really quilts and I thought it was a skill that needed to be handed down, I didn't know you could learn it on your own from books and stuff.

05/15/2012 Flag

very nicely done.. this is close to the one I am working on right now.. they call it basket weaving.. just one extra row on each side of the block.. so there are 5 strips in each block.. It's great that you hand quilt, I do to.. that is all that i do.. so that is one reason that my quilts take forever.. lol

05/18/2012 Flag