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My First Quilting Project

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.


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


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!


  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. Looks, great! Love the fabric!

  3. Coolness!! Learning to quilt and sew are on my to do list.

  4. 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!

  5. What a lovely quilt, Sarah! You have so many talents!

  6. So cute!!

  7. 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

  8. 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

    • The solids were a jelly roll- the patterns I bought in 1/4 yd increments and cut. :)

  9. Super cute! I’ve been meaning to pick up some jelly rolls so that I can try my hand at quilting. :-)

  10. I LOVE IT!! I’m so impressed! Thanks for showing the quilt – nice job!

  11. 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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  12. looks good. way to go!

  13. You did a wonderful job it looks amazing!

  14. 😉 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…

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