Saturday, August 21, 2010

My first quilt!

Looky what I did! I know. You're thinking that I make alot of blankets. But really, this is the first QUILT. I got the idea and pattern from here.

It was so fun! Very time consuming, but it turned out pretty well! I just love all the vintage fabrics. I used a bunch of my scraps up, which made me feel very good. Like I was recycling or something. I kind of was though, cuz lots of my scraps were old vintage bed sheets, thrifted clothing or just scraps of whatever fabric I had leftover.   I put some low-loft batting inside and backed it with a plain white fabric. Then i did kind of a wonky pattern of straight lines across for the quilting. 

I've been cutting and sewing stuff like crazy lately, and really loving it. I meet the Lord when I sew and create things.  This blanket is up in the shop, along with lots of other new things, including handbags, a vintage mushroom thingy, and some hobo bags. All very cute, if i do say so myself. :)  Here's a glimpse:  What do you think??


Lora said...

yay! so proud of you!! you are so talented. i love that quilt! the colors and prints are so fun.

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Melissa said...

Wow, Jenn! That quilt is amazing for a first quilt! I've made several quilts and I would be afraid to try anything that has curves. Those circles look great! I'm very impressed.