Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My first quilt


I decided to try and make a quilt for my youngest son for Christmas. Seeing all the quilts that Jill Olsen has made with her Big Shot has inspired me greatly. Never mind the fact that I've never made a quilt before.
So I went to my local quilt shop and was instantly overwhelmed upon walking in the door. I think I now understand how someone who has never stamped feels when they open up a Stampin'Up! catalog! I was able to overcome my initial feelings and walked around the store several times looking at all the gorgeous fabrics. I picked out some bright, fun fabrics that I thought my son might like.
Once I got the fabric home, I got out my Big Shot and my Scallop Square die and started cutting away.One thing I didn't mention before is that I decided to take on this task approximately a week before Christmas! Without the Big Shot I probably would have been cutting the fabric for days! I was able to cut all those squares in minutes. It was really fun rolling the fabric thought the Big Shot and seeing all those perfectly cut scallop squares come out. I intended to make my quilt a rag quilt like the purse I made. But then I decided to see how the squares worked sewing them into a traditional quilt pattern. I am quite happy with the finished product, considering this is the first quilt I've ever made. My son loved his Christmas gift and my oldest son asked me to make him a quilt too.
Don't be intimidated. If I can sew a quilt, I'd say anyone can! I've got at least 3 or 4 more quilts that I want to make. Be careful, you might just be bitten by the quilt bug too!

9 comments:

Becky said...

This is amazing...I am almost convinced that I can do this too!!

Traci said...

I love it! Wow, I'm loving all the cool things people come up with for the Big Shot! I've been wanting to try my hand at quiltmaking.....this may just give me a push to do it! Thanks.

Carol Stamps said...

Very nice quilt! I liked your analogy about how walking into a quilt store for the first time must be like a brand-new stamper looking at the Stampin' Up! catalog. I can spend hours in quilt shops looking at all of the fabrics, notions, patterns, samples....

Jeria said...

Lynda,
I do not doubt that you could do anything you set your mind to do.
You are amazing. I'm sure David loves the bright colors.

www.alifeandartinprogress.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful quilt!!! Love the bright colors!!!

Sharon Carr said...

Quilting is something I've been wanting to try too. Maybe it's time! Your sons's quilt is just right for a boy.

Celebrating Creating said...

It's great! Congratulations on your first quilt. I'm lovin what everyone's doing with fabric and a Big Shot.

Tina

Linda F. said...

Wow, Lynn! I'm impressed! I love it!!

ruth said...

So not only is it beautiful, but I hear you teach quilting too! :) Maybe another post soon.....

 
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