My First Quilting Project

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! Hope you are all having a great week! I mentioned yesterday that I had started working on my very first quilt project- and a few of you really wanted a peek at it. So, I figured today I’d give you a peek. It’s not quite finished- but, it’s getting awful close!

I chose a very simple strip quilt- because I knew I was taking on a BIG learning project! Plus, I did like the look of the strip quilt for a baby, when I saw one on Pinterest. There was no tutorial, but my mom helped walk me through it!

We picked out the fabric on Monday–then I started sewing the strips together on Monday night. On Tuesday, I finished sewing the strips together- and then started to sew on each side of the seams a straight stitch onto the back of the quilt- which I chose to be the soft baby minky fabric.

In the picture below you can see where I stopped- from the pins up everything is sewn to the minky material- and the pins and below still need sewn. After that, the binding will be done…and that’s it! I am sure this quilt would take a seasoned quilter a few hours to make–but, I barely know my way around the sewing machine.

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Here’s the back of the blanket, if you look closely you can see the stitched lines that run through it.

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And, here is an iphone pic my mom snapped of me on day 2 of sewing… after my 3 hour glucose test & an afternoon of shopping. 480181_10151489954265609_25226607_n

I think I am ready to take on my next quilting project–but, maybe a few burp cloths first!

15 thoughts on “My First Quilting Project

  1. Great job. I too have had quilting on my things to learn list. Love the fabrics you picked out. Can’t wait to see more quilting/sewing projects in the future.

  2. Wow, you’re so versatile! My mom bought a sewing machine a while ago but never used it. We thought we’d be able to do pillow cases and simple projects like that, but it just never happened.

    I would absolutely love to learn the sewing machine so that in the far off future, I could do a quilt or blanket using favorite baby clothes or something like that. I know I’m thinking about it really early considering we don’t plan on having kids yet, but I always loved that idea!

  3. Love your quilt… thanks for sharing 🙂 I love that you got a pic of you doing it… my family gets put off when I ask them to take pics of me… so I am now taking pics of things with my feet in them from time to time! lol Kathi

  4. Were the strips a jellyroll? That’s what they look like, if so I love how easy they are to use. I have 4 quilt tops just laying around here, makes me want to get them assembled. Lol

  5. Great job Sarah! Minkie is not a fabric for beginners but you tamed it well and it is the most soft fabric there is 😀 Beautiful job!
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  6. 😉 I also made my sons first quilt. Remember you can put his name on I with a few simple stitches. Have a great time in preparation…
    DawnRI

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