Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 86

Thread: Quilt #1

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Tallmadge, OH
    Posts
    5,055
    O.K., here was the first quilt I made. It's a baby quilt for my daughter's close friend who just had a baby boy. I had all kinds of trouble with it. Besides some of the squares not lined up, I decided to hand quilt it (just about a quarter inch from all the straight lines). In doing so, I felt a little nub between the batting and the top. Oh, oh, I didn't catch a pin and it was still inside. I kept working with it until I got it out. It left a little hole in the top. I used liquid stitch on it, which covered most of it up (should have appliqued something over it but I didn't think of it). Then, when I put the binding on and completed sewing all the way around, I discovered I had started on the back side, so I ripped it all out and did it over on the right side. There must have been something else that happened but I can't think of it now.
    Attached Images Attached Images


  2. #2
    Senior Member Kathios's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Nottingham, NH
    Posts
    586
    I think it looks great!! Congrats!!

  3. #3
    Power Poster oksewglad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Between the dashes of a tombstone
    Posts
    11,564
    Blog Entries
    1
    Well this was quite a challenge for a first quilt! I say you did a fine job. And the little baby boy will never notice those mistakes you are fretting over! I think it's a lovely quilt.

  4. #4
    Senior Member katiescraftshop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Upstate New york
    Posts
    521
    Looks Great!

  5. #5
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    8,528
    It's cute as can be, a wonderful first quilt! Bet your friend loves it. :D

    Jan in VA

  6. #6
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    48,738
    Blog Entries
    53
    wow, lots of glitches there. but it turned out great.

  7. #7
    Super Member Airwick156's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Posts
    3,556
    Blog Entries
    6
    That is just lovely. You did a good job. Good thing you found the pin. :)

  8. #8
    Senior Member lheartsl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    small town Jersey
    Posts
    586
    Is very cute! I don't think I would say it was your first....

  9. #9
    Senior Member MIJul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Thumb of Michigan
    Posts
    421
    Kudos on sticking with it. Here's hoping your next project goes much smoother. The end result is what matters and it's a beautiful quilt, sure to be cherished for years.

  10. #10
    Super Member cctx.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Texas (that's me!)
    Posts
    4,869
    Blog Entries
    2
    Awesome job!

  11. #11
    Senior Member lbaillie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pomona Park FL
    Posts
    319
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by matraina
    O.K., here was the first quilt I made. It's a baby quilt for my daughter's close friend who just had a baby boy. I had all kinds of trouble with it. Besides some of the squares not lined up, I decided to hand quilt it (just about a quarter inch from all the straight lines). In doing so, I felt a little nub between the batting and the top. Oh, oh, I didn't catch a pin and it was still inside. I kept working with it until I got it out. It left a little hole in the top. I used liquid stitch on it, which covered most of it up (should have appliqued something over it but I didn't think of it). Then, when I put the binding on and completed sewing all the way around, I discovered I had started on the back side, so I ripped it all out and did it over on the right side. There must have been something else that happened but I can't think of it now.
    very cute nobody will ever know but us and you. but don't you feel so proud of yourself!

  12. #12
    Super Member BrendaY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,845
    Blog Entries
    9
    Darling quilt! I'm going to try my hand at this pattern eventually... so many things I want to do! Blessings on you!

  13. #13
    Super Member Foxflower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Surprise Valley, CA
    Posts
    1,242
    It turned out wonderful! Excellent first quilt. And now you know what not to do ;)

  14. #14
    Super Member karenm36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Enchanted Oaks, Tx
    Posts
    1,750
    Most "first" quilts don't look as wonderful as this! Don't be so hard on yourself. It's really, really nice! And after a few washings...it's amazing how "quilty" it starts feeling. This little boy will grow up loving it!

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    857
    Beautiful quilt~! even with all your troubles. :D
    Great workmanship :thumbup: for a first quilt. ok, we'll be waiting to see the second one .. :lol:

  16. #16
    MaRanda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    762
    Very cute quilt!! You should be very proud!!

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    899
    Wow - for you first quilt its great - and no little boy will ever see anything but the boats.

  18. #18
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,476
    Very nice quilt!!!!

  19. #19
    Power Poster ann clare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Navan. Co. Meath. Ireland
    Posts
    15,129
    Congrats. It is beautiful

  20. #20
    a regular here Donna Mare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Lebanon Maine
    Posts
    1,321
    Any problems were surely made up with your finished quilt... Handsome sweet and great job !!!!!

  21. #21
    Senior Member merrylouw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    RGV, Texas
    Posts
    839
    It's very cute, and I think you did a great job! Really, it's sure hard to tell it's your first quilt.

    Well done!

  22. #22
    Super Member Cottontop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Williamsport, PA
    Posts
    1,082
    Beautiful work.

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Elmira, NY
    Posts
    6,226
    What a great job on your first quilt! I love that pattern. It's on my 'to-do' list. You did wonderfully despite your challenges!

  24. #24
    Super Member Sandee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    middle America
    Posts
    2,860
    Blog Entries
    71
    Great job!! Love the boats!

  25. #25
    Senior Member DMotyl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    481
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Well this was quite a challenge for a first quilt! I say you did a fine job. And the little baby boy will never notice those mistakes you are fretting over! I think it's a lovely quilt.
    agreed!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.