My First Quilting Project

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am amazed I actually did successfully quilt something even though I used this slippery material to make my blocks. I also make the pattern a bit more complex with a few triangles, which turned out to be not so hard to figure out. It did take a little time to figure out how to get the corners sharp, though. You can see where the early blocks are in my project pretty easily by looking at the corners. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be the fool I was, and use cotton prints for all your blocks if you are just starting out. Using a different material at the novice stage was definitely a mistake. I did have fun experimenting with the block and making the pattern my own, though. I would encourage anyone taking this course to branch out and feel free to alter the patterns just a bit.

What you will need

  • I found I did not have much in the way of cotton print
  • so I used some satin like material (jacket liner) that I had in my scraps. Experienced quilters are probably laughing hysterically. Yes
  • It was slippery and stretched into odd shapes after I cut the blocks. They edges unraveled horribly--almost to the seam
  • even with stabilizing cloth behind them. Somehow I did manage to press on and get the beast done
  • though.

Q&A with CherrieS

Pepper Cory asked:
Loved your project and your tenacity! Difficult fabrics are indeed a challenge but you've tamed the beast. As a non-knitter, I love that you made the pillow and it looks so nice with the afghan. Keep up the good work!
CherrieS answered:
Thank you so much. I loved your class. I had a great time watching it. I'm working on Puss in the Corner now and it is coming along much easier with cotton fabrics. Thanks for giving us this class.

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