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Friday, March 4, 2011

I've been cheating on my knitting needles...

...with my sewing machine. I just finished my very first quilt! It seems like every year around this time I get the sewing bug and churn out a few projects before going back to my knitting. This year, I decided to stop drooling over the various quilting blogs I follow and try my hand at it. This is a simple "brick path" quilt, using Michael Miller Dick and Jane fabrics that I have been hoarding for a couple of years now. I bought a set of fat quarters when I saw them in the fabric store, with no idea of what I was going to do with them--I just thought they were adorable. But orange happens to be my son's favorite color and he needed a new blanket for his bed, so I decided to break them out and figure out this quilting thing. The final size is 45" x 60".

I haven't washed it yet. I took pictures before that, so if it all went to hell in a handbasket in the washing machine I would have photographic evidence that it looked nice at one point! 

I enjoyed the whole process so much! I have definitely found a new crafty love.








4 comments:

  1. Ooh, it is super cute! Love it.

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  2. Gah! Does your knitting know about this? May want to find a good lawyer. I've heard that scorned knitting can be vengeful.

    The quilt is just lovely :) And way more professional and quilty-looking than any I've made. Are you sure it's your first?

    cheers!
    Daisy

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  3. That looks really good! Much better than my first quilt, which was wonky central. Hehe.

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