Monday, February 21, 2011

My first quilt

I have been meaning to share this for awhile, but instead I took care of a sick kiddo, caught up on sleep, cleaned, and tried to relax. But, better late than never, right?

I made my first quilt! It is not really a true quilt, but kinda, and for my first try I think it turned out really well.
Our friends are expecting their first baby, a little boy, and we are so happy for them. The Dad is in the Air force, and I found some Air force fabric for a great deal over a year ago, so I made an Air force themed quilt for the new baby.
This project was made so much easier with my new favorite craft toy that I got for Christmas, which I will talk about sometime this week.
After piecing the top of the quilt together, and adding the batting and backing, I just did a simple stitch in the ditch quilting method. It is not completely quilted, but this method was super easy, and because it is so small, I think it will work great. Don't worry, I will re-iron it before wrapping.
I even made the binding. Easier than I thought it would be!
Everything turned out so much better than I was expecting, and it was not very hard. I am quite inspired now, and I hope that I can find time to make more quilts. I already have a few in mind for my favorite little people.
I hope our Air Force friends and baby like it!  

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