Tuesday, July 3, 2012

knittingbrow's quilting adventure

I recently visited my sister and quilted for the first time. I took my friend Connie who is already a quilter.
Here's a picture of the fabric before I started.

Here's a short video about me starting my adventure.

I cut about 595 2 1/2" squares. A few of the squares were made from four 1" squares.
I was really organized.

I turned those squares into this very long strip of fabric. It was a lot of knitting sewing. 

And the morning after video.

I didn't get the quilt top completed like I hoped but am pleased with the results. What do you think?

I give you my video about my experience.

Overall, I really enjoyed myself.
I've spent the last week denying that I have a new addiction. 


Joanne said...

We probably wouldn't have had to stay up until 4AM if we hadn't talked so much or taken long breaks; but I think it was all important because it builds character and shows great quilting perserverance to spend the wee hours of the morning at the sewing machine and bonding with a wonderfully heavy iron. :-)

By the way, waste no more time on denying your new addiction. Embrace it and just move on the next quilt shop! :-)

Suezee said...

It's so beautiful! What fun to have a new hobby! I have often thought about trying quilting but I don't have a sewing machine and honestly, living downtown in a hi-rise condo and being one who does not like clutter, I don't really have room. If I could find a small one that can be put in my closet and take up very little space I might consider it someday. It was fun to watch your updates. I think it's gorgeous!

Josh Catchur said...

I've been entering a daily co test to win a Longarm quilting sewing machine from APQS. They're giving away a monthly gift basket and in December will give away the $10,900 machine.
It's the Lenni in their product list and has some great features!