Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Pictures
Finished with my very first quilt top! >

Finished with my very first quilt top!

Finished with my very first quilt top!

Old 01-22-2017, 06:14 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Turlock, CA
Posts: 37
Default Finished with my very first quilt top!

Hello all, I'm finished with my very first quilt top. I've attached a picture. It was a lot harder than I thought. My sashing has a few puckers as well as some of my blocks. Not sure what really happened but I followed a printed pattern and the finished quilt size is supposed to be 61x72. When I measure my quilt from corner to corner it's 92.5". At least it's square! I know I probably shouldn't have made my first quilt so large, but wanted to make something that I would be able to use. I'm thinking of doing straight stitch quilting around the blocks. I've never quilted before, but will be doing it on my sewing machine. I have my walking foot and will probably pin instead of spray basting, in case I mess up and have to redo, I won't have a sticky mess. Any suggestions on what other type of quilting I should do besides the straight stitching around the blocks? Thank you all for your help and or suggestions!img_2071.jpg
sewannie is offline  
Old 01-22-2017, 06:16 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Grant county, WI.
Posts: 7,982
Default

very good 1st. quilt
fred singer is online now  
Old 01-22-2017, 06:21 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tn
Posts: 4,924
Default

Nice job. Your blocks are lined up nicely. I love the colors you chose
cjsews is offline  
Old 01-22-2017, 06:26 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 3,066
Default

I really like the colors - the quilt looks comfy.

I don't know what type of quilting you should do. First I would wonder what batting are you using? the batting will dictate how close you will have to quilt.

My last quilt that I finished I did straight line quilting..... cross hatch on a 45 degree angle. Each line was about 2-1/2" from eachother. I was happy how it turned out and it wasn't too difficult to do
meyert is online now  
Old 01-22-2017, 06:45 PM
  #5  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: California
Posts: 14,587
Default

Congratulations. Kool first quilt. Welcome from Northern California. Looking forward to seeing more from you. You did GOOD girl. BrendaK
BrendaK is offline  
Old 01-22-2017, 07:26 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,144
Default

Great job on the quilt - love the colors. Keep going, you may get addicted to quilting!
Sandra in Minnesota is offline  
Old 01-22-2017, 07:29 PM
  #7  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Turlock, CA
Posts: 37
Default

Thank you Fred Singer
sewannie is offline  
Old 01-22-2017, 07:30 PM
  #8  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Turlock, CA
Posts: 37
Default

Thank you cjsews
sewannie is offline  
Old 01-22-2017, 07:32 PM
  #9  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Turlock, CA
Posts: 37
Default

Thank you Meyert. I'm not familiar with a cross hatch on a 45 degree angle? Can you explain how to do it? I have never quilted before. Thanks!
sewannie is offline  
Old 01-22-2017, 07:34 PM
  #10  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Turlock, CA
Posts: 37
Default

Thank you BrendaK. You made my day! I know my borders and corners are a little off, but I showed my husband and asked if he noticed anything before I continued. He didn't find anything until I had to point out to him that I was off a hair on lining up my border and my corner square. He said if you have to look that hard, to not worry about it. I decided to leave it. Now on to trying to learn to machine quilt it!
sewannie is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
noveltyjunkie
Links and Resources
28
04-11-2013 11:46 PM
Future Quilter
Pictures
129
02-25-2012 08:06 AM
Airwick156
Pictures
23
01-27-2011 08:50 AM
KarylMc
Pictures
48
09-25-2010 08:58 PM
auntshamaine
Pictures
19
06-25-2008 08:09 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.