I've been doing a lot of this lately.
And loving it.
I decided to try my hand at quilting.
I knew it would be easier to start with a really simple baby quilt.
I am very pleased with my first experiment.
Maybe that's an understatement.
I'm thrilled with my first quilt.
In fact, I stood up and clapped when the sewing machine finished the last stitch.
With no further ado, my very first quilt.
I'm impressed that it even begins to look like a quilt.
I was expecting the first one to resemble a thrown-together mess.
Check out the darling animal fabric.
If you are interested in a baby/toddler quilt, let me know!
I think I'm hooked.
I loved the quilt-making process.
I see more quilting in the future.
These pictures were taken before the quilt's first washing.
After a cold wash and low-heat dry, the quilt has shaped up well.
The edges flattened smoothly around the batting - no more rippling effect.
It has a slight antiquing finish around the quilted stitches.
It looks nice and snuggle-y.
Cotton fabric (preshrunk)
100% cotton batting (preshrunk)
Clear nylon quilting thread
Hours of fun