I finished putting the last few hand stitches in my tabletop quilt this afternoon.
My very first real quilting project.
I dabbled a bit off and on last year but this was my first full-fledged attempt to machine quilt.
I am hooked.
I have so many ideas swimming around in my head now. Sew much fun.
I still need to wash it to get rid of my little chalk lines I drew to follow when stitching. I have no idea if that is even the right way to do it but I tried to stitch a straight line just eyeballing it and it was so badly crooked that I ripped the stitching all out, grabbed my ruler and chalk pencil and drew lines. :)
I didn't do any fancy machine quilting, just straight lines. I figured to get my feet wet I didn't want to try anything too advanced. Besides, I am a linear kind of girl so this kind of worked for me. ;)
Payton helped me get a picture of the front of the quilt:
And the back:
I pieced the back of the quilt together with fabric scraps that coordinated. Got this idea from the uber talented, Susan Weinroth. I think it adds some character to the back of a quilted project, don't you?
This is the pattern I used:
My Simple Kitchen Pattern available at the Fat Quarter Shop HERE.
I used fabrics from Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet Collection. I love the bright and vibrant colors in her collection. Perfect to give my kitchen a little color. Makes me long for spring and summer!
This went together really, really quickly. I was surprised by just how easy and quick it was. I will most definitely be sewing (and quilting) again...soon! :)
Thanks for stopping by. xo