July 10th, 2010


by Julie Hirt

Here is it, my very first quilt!  Last night I finished sewing up the back of the binding…. by HAND.  Yeah, that took a little longer than anticipated but it turned out pretty good.  It’s been laundered on permanent press and dried on low. I was a little nervous it would fall apart but it’s fine and it’s starting to get that wrinkly quilt feel.

For this quilt I used Moda Makin’ New Friends charm pack sashed with 3.5″ of a gold fabric from my local fabric store, Harper’s.  Since it’s my first quilt and I wasn’t sure if I was going to try free motion quilting I just got my backing and border fabrics from Joann’s.   The backing is a cute little red gingerbread man print.  Thought of doing flannel but wasn’t sure of trying that yet – I’m not so afraid now.

I ended up quilting it the ‘stitch in the ditch’ method because I want to practice the free motion on some scraps first. The measurement’s are 47″ x 55″ so roughly 4′ x 4.5′ which is a pretty good size for a throw blanket.  Overall I’m pretty happy with it!

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