I made a quilt, for the first time ever! I found this panel on etsy, which was adorable, and quickly decided to make a quilt with it. The panel is Sheri Berry from Northcott, a few years ago. I even found a free pattern to make a quilt from the panel. I carefully followed the pattern and started collecting the fabrics for my first quilt.
I found some other fabrics from the same collection, as well as found some suitable fabrics in my stash for the blocks. (can you see my cambie dress fabric in there?!) I also found the perfect backing fabric in my stash, 3 yards of pink cookie fabric i bought YEARS The hardest thing about quilting is cutting with the rotary cutter. SO much cutting. I much prefer my scissors and pattern paper. I found some stripes, polka dots and adorable bow fabrics that match the fabric, all from Fabricland. They all had to be cut into strips. And I cut squares out of the other fabric.
I used my quarter inch presser foot, and started to sew all those blocks together. No back stitching, and pressing the seams to one side NOT OPEN. Quilting is weird. I followed the pattern except I added another row of the bows after the blocks. To quilt it I used the walking foot and stitched it the ditch, or at least attempted to. It was a little bit hard to do.
I also added rick rack to the binding, following this tutorial found on pinterest. The whole thing took me about a week and a half. It was fun to make something different, but I don't think quilting is for me.
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