Thursday, July 29, 2010

Finished my very first quilt!!

Woo Hoo I completed my first quilt!! I pieced it and quilted it and bound it all by my self. There was only one part that my sister helped me with. I was doing home work so she helped stitch the sail boats on after I had ironed them on with Heat n' Bond iron on adhesive.



Here is the detail of my nephews name I stitched to one of the the boats. I debated which boat to put it on and I know it would have been easier to read on one of the other boats, but that's the one I wanted it on.

Here you can see some of the fun echo quilting I did around the boats.

The back shows all the quilting really nicely.

A close up of the binding and the stitch I used.

And this picture shows the little strip of piecing I put on the back, I think it looks so cute.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sewing with my boy

While I was sewing my boy came into my sewing room and wanted to do what I was doing. He saw the quilt I was working on and decided he was going to make a quilt for his baby brother coming in the fall. I pulled my fabric stash out and identified what fabric he could use. These are the ones he picked out:
I then handed him a pad of grid paper and explained that he needed to draw his design before we could start. He then used the entire paper edge to edge to draw a large flying dino in the center of the quilt: Then I had him color it to show where he wanted to use each fabric. I then measured the fabric to see how it would work out and then redrew his design (only changing it a tiny bit to make it a little more clear) until it looked like this:

We have it almost all cut out (not the big dino yet) and he's super excited to get it done. He is so creative he even suggested we use some green ribbon for the plants. I am now trying to figure out how to let him sew most of it without being a bossy perfectionist. Wish me luck.