Sunday, April 24, 2011

My first quilt!

So today I finished my first quilt for some friends of mine who are having a baby soon.  It is a rag quilt, because I figured it'd be a nice intro to quilting where I didn't have to attempt hand-stitching, haha.  It's my first attempt ever - so be kind!

ruler, self-healing mat, rotary cutter, and some spring-scissors

polyester quilt batting

Here are the squares I cut of the fabrics I chose.  I picked a nice, soft flannelette in 5 different patterns.

I sewed the squares, with squares of batting sandwiched in between.  Then I sewed the squares together into strips.

strips of the squares

strips sewn together

back of the rag quilt

Here's the quilt all sewn together, from the back!  If you look closely you can see that I snipped the edges of the seams about every inch or so.  All of the seams you saw sewn 'upward' were similarly snipped.  You'll see why in the next picture!

And the finished product!  As you can see, once the quilt is then washed and dried (cleaning the lint trap a LOT), the seams curl around and get all soft and cute and stuff (everybody awwww!)

Can't wait for the baby shower next weekend to present it to the parents-to-be!