Adventures in Quilting

August 20th, 2011

^^ That is my little quilting helper! Unfortunately piecing 3 squares at one sitting is about his limit.

Spurred on by my new resolution to finally learn how to quilt AND an upcoming meeting of my local modern quilters guild I actually jumped feet first into quilting. I decided to do a SUPER DUPER simple quilt to get me started and found this easy-to-follow quilting tutorial online. Of course I felt the need to complicate it a bit by making more than 2x the squares so I can have a great big PICNIC quilt! And what better fabric for a picnic quilt than my Quite Contrary by Riley Blake that just feels so bright and summery.  So last night I cut the fabric from the bolts, and this morning, I cut my squares and then cut them into slices and even got a few squares pieced! Here is me cutting with my helper who is not so entertained by this whole process.

See! I couldn’t even get him to smile for the camera! Not amused mom.

Anyway, since this tutorial was easy enough, I have thus far sewn 6 squares:

And a closeup:

And of course I would probably be done sewing the squares by now if I could get this baby to nap! There is also that pesky problem of not being able to find the Iron… details details. Either way, I am super excited to have begun my very first quilt! I’ll keep you posted!

7 Responses to “Adventures in Quilting”

  1. Alys says:

    Glad tp see you got a rotary cutter and mat. Aren’t they the best! It’s looking good!

  2. Sarah says:

    Your little guy is so adorable!

  3. It’s looking beautiful Jen. I love your fabric. So pretty and fresh xxx

  4. Melody Lake says:

    Great to meet you on Saturday Jen! Let me know when you are ready for the next step and I can come and help you. It’s not that difficult when you “see it” in person.

  5. Jen Allyson says:

    I’m terrified! I think i may make a really quick smaller quilt so that I can get the hang of it on something that is more casual.

  6. Heather says:

    He’s a cutie! I love the colors you have chosen here :)

  7. Tiffany says:

    So Jen I was doing a search for quilts and what do I find? Did you finish this beauty? LOVE the photos here. I am going to do one in flannel in pinks for my niece. I am excited!

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