Jardin Botanique, First Time Quilting! Queen bedding

Project Description

What are you most proud of? It took a lot of preparation and nesting to prepare for bringing the new art of quilting into my home. I am a first generation quilter. Finding the courage and answers on how to begin this craft, while making room for this project in my life was a huge step, and will probably be yours too. Quilting itself is actually easy and relaxing. It's the ancillary preparation and worries that nearly stressed me out! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Dive in! I ordered all my supplies from Wilma at Christian Lane Quilters - she's quite amazing, and even spent generous time with me on the phone. She basted the quilt together, so it was all prepared and ready to go. Here's a link to her website. http://www.christianlanequilters.com/page/page/590515.htm

What you will need

  • Heirloom Cotton with 100% Hobbs Wool Batting. Aurifil 28/2 thread from Red Rock Threads. Black plated gold needles
  • No. 9 (although John James has become my go-to needle since it's a longer needle and I can pack on more stitches). Hinterberg lap hoop. Oh - before I begin
  • I always wash my hands - and as a rule
  • I don't have food
  • drink
  • men
  • children
  • or animals nearby. I've never owned a TV
  • so the escape of quilting in silence or visiting with family members while being read to from our favorite books have become my favorite part of the day.

Q&A with Cara Michelle

Andi Perejda asked:
I think you should be thrilled with your first stitches! They look tiny an well-spaced with only occasional missed stitch. Keep it up! It gets easier with practice.
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you for your inspiration and support. This is a photo of the back of the quilt, and I seem to miss stitches here and there on the backside! Do I leave it or try to add a faux stitch on the backside?
PaulineW asked:
Just beautiful, love the design
Cara Michelle answered:
Thanks Pauline and thank you for all your beautiful inspiration.
simpson-k2515522 asked:
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you!
Vicky12 asked:
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you Vicky.
teela creates asked:
you are truly gifted
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you for appreciating the feminine arts with me!