Thursday, January 24, 2013

I Admit It, I am a Quilter

After years of lurking on sewing/crafting/quilting blogs I have finally decided to take the plunge and start my own. 

I started sewing/quilting back in the Summer of 2009 and became an avid reader of quilting and crafty blogs around then as well.  I have toyed with the idea of starting my own blog for some time but always put it off thinking that I wasn't good enough.  Three years after that first quilt, I'm finally taking the plunge. 

No, I'm still not a perfect sewer/quilter.  Sometimes seams don't match up.  I don't have the most accurate 1/4 seam allowance.  I am definately not the most accurate cutter.  But I enjoy the process and have finally learned to look past those little imperfections.  Besides, isn't that the beauty of washing and drying a quilt- all those little imperfections get hidden in the crinkles :) 

As a testament to how far I have come, I present to you my first quilt and my most recent quilty finish.

The first quilt- which really is symetrical (let's hope my picture taking improves!).  It was simple kit from Jo-Anns with no batting involved, just right sides together, sew, turn, and topstitch.  This quilt did, of course, present challenges as any first time project does.  The main one being that the solid brown fabric is minky!
My most recent finish (quilting-wise, there have been some pillows and quilt tops since then but this is the most recent quilting finish).  I saw a photo on Pinterest- my apologies as I do not know the source- and decided to play around and make it my own.  Most of my changes were made in regards to the bow.  This was also the first quilt that I designed on my design wall!  There were so many small pieces that I knew I would need to layout- some batting nailed to the wall ended up being the perfect way to arrange all the pieces (with no worries of kitties messing them up!).

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