Sunday, 13 April 2014

My First Quilt is Complete

Ta da! Here it is in all it's glory. So this is the front (obviously)....

.....and the back. I decided to quilt "in the ditch" along the sashing and then a cross across the middle of each block. I did this to make sure the lines were even on the front but it has worked out to be a lovely grid pattern on the back.

I'm really pleased with it, I have learned so much through making it and my general sewing has really improved, let alone the quilting techniques I've learned and practiced. Still, there is room for improvement. I didn't secure the quilt sandwich enough with pins before I started the quilting so there are a few puckers. And although my lines aren't bad, there are a few wonky places. But hey - that's what gives a quilt character, isn't it? I am most pleased with my hand sewing of the binding. I made binding using 2.5" strips of the sashing material and machine sewed it to the front. I then hand sewed it to the back.

Not bad, eh?

So, WIP #3 finished!

I'll be linking up with Handmade Monday to see if anyone else has finished a big project this week. Join me there if you can.

Love Natalie

PS I'm having a real issue with the word sewed. It is a word, isn't it? It just sounds and looks wrong!


  1. You should be really proud of your first quilt, I think it's lovely. I am very impressed that you hand stitched the back of the binding.

  2. Wow, this is great, I'm so impressed it's your first quilt! I have the same issue with the word sewed - think it's right though!

  3. It is really beautiful, gorgeous colours and patterns, well done. Hope you have a good week.

    Jill, Christmas Pie Crafts

  4. Your quilt is beautiful. Well done in tackling 'stitching in the ditch'. Not the easiest thing to do - I always end up crossed eyed from concentrating !!!!

    I know what you mean about the word 'sewed'. It doesn't roll off the tongue very well. It is in the dictionary though. It's a verb, an alternative to 'sewn'. You learn something new every day.... xx

  5. WOW looks gorgeous- well done! what an achievement :) nice to come back and see its finished :) xx