Seven months after I started my very first quilt class and sewing my very first quilt block I am finally able to share my first completed full-sized quilt! Here she is!
A few weeks back I finally bit the bullet and sent off my precious quilt to be longarmed. My quilt top and batting were ready, so before I sent it off I matched up some octopus seams and made my backing.
Can’t see the seam, can ya?! I was so proud of myself that I was able to match it up perfectly. Go me! My quilt sandwich was finally ready now so I e-mailed Angel at Sweet On Stitches to start the next step. She received my quilt and called me often. We chatted over what designs would look best with my quilt and the process she goes through. I had never dealt with long arm designs before so Angel sent me a few links to patterns she thought would fit. We decided on a pattern that would keep with the Tula Pink Saltwater theme, so there are lots of large waves and curves allowing the quilt to not be too overstitched. Perfect!
Besides the Tula Pink fabric, I used a navy and white Kona Cotton as well as my favorite RK Linen. The biding is the same octopus print I used for my backing. And if you know me and my struggles
extreme dislike with binding, check this out:
I.Sitiched.In.The.Ditch! And I kicked it’s butt!! It may not be perfect, but it looks so good and is secure. Woot!!! (I had Sweet On Stitches block off the quilt before sending it back so I could to the binding myself.) I am sad to see my first major quilt project come to an end. I had never quilted before this, so each new block was a learning experience and a process that made me find a new skill I absolutely love! These were my two favorite quilt blocks.
and this one…
Now that this quilt is done I want to make a ton more! I really have to thank Amy from Stichery Dickory Dock for teaching this wonderful Craftsy class and for being a top-notch teacher. Also a huge thank you to Sweet on Stitches for such great personal service. No matter the questions or uncertainty, Angel was great at answering my questions and the turnaround time was really quick. Thanks for reading my Craftsy quilt posts over this past year and I hope you enjoyed reading my process. Have a great weekend everyone.
Lenny making himself at home.