Friday, September 11, 2015

Finished - My First Quilt

I started this project in January, 2012 and finished it in June, 2015.  Not one of my faster finishes.  I blogged about the quilt top here.
Before I had to pack up all my quilting toys for the move, I quilted and bound this special old project.
 This quilt was all about learning for me.
How to use a rotary blade cutter, read a pattern, press a seam, match points and so on, all part of the novice quilt experience.
 So, I decided to continue the learning opportunities with this quilt and did my own version of graffiti quilting.
 I randomly blocked off sections of the quilt and played with various quilting patterns.  These are only a few of the 20 or so different quilting styles I used on the quilt.
The quilting is difficult to see on the front side, so I am sharing the views from the backside.

The back of the quilt tells the story.
I am glad to have this one done and, even with all the imperfections in the piecing and the quilting, it will always be a special quilt to me.  Bonus: the quilt looks great up here at the lake.  
Now, onto some new projects!  Hooray!  Linking up with Amanda Jean's finish it up friday party!


  1. I love it! And - great minds think alike - I was thinking as I read this that it sure suits your new environment!!!

  2. Looks great! I have one from 2008 that only needs the binding, and I just never seem to get around to doing it! Maybe one of these days...

  3. Congrats on finishing your "first quilt." I must say that I like your style of graffiti quilting. I have a hard time blending from one design to the next when I doodle. Blocking it off was a great idea.

  4. Congrats on the finish, Kathy! What an accomplishment! And the quilting looks great. I've got to give graffiti quilting a try.

  5. Congrats on the finish! It must feel great to finish something that you have been working on for a while? I love the leaf quilting.


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