maandag 13 mei 2013

My first quilt!

"365 days in 6 weeks" quilt finished
I finally finished my first big quilt.
I found Leah Day's  blog and started to free motion quilt with small sandwiches, but after reading how Leah put everything together to a quilt, I decided to make a queen size quilt. All the blocks have a different quilt pattern and so all the little pieces sashing too. At first I started with the patterns of Leah Day but soon I made my own patterns. There are 175 blocks.
I pieced five strokes of 45 blocks (5,5x5,5 inch) with 1 inch sashing.
I just bought fabrics of (solid cottona with a few batiks). Now I know that there are better ways to choose colours for a quilt. So I have a big quilt that is ugly, but I had a lot of fun sewing it. I made mistakes with the piecing, binding and quilting. There are nice quilted blocks and worse quilted blocks, but I learned a lot, had a lot of fun and I am a better quilter! Thanks to Leah Day and her excellent blog with designs, tutorials, tips and tricks!

Thanks everybody for your compliments and nice words! It makes me happy with my quilt.

Too little space to lay the strokes next to each other,

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Keep quilting!

Maartje Quilt