Friday, March 9, 2012

FO Friday - My First Quilt!

It feels like it's been forever since I've had a FO to share with you! This is my very first quilt, completely finished!

Sebastian's Pooh Quilt!
Pattern: Fat Quarter Baby Quilt from Two Little Banshees
Fabric: A Classic Pooh FQ bundle that I picked up at JoAnn's a million years ago plus two other fabrics that I got at Quilter's Corner

I just used prepackaged double fold bias tape for the binding, because I didn't think ahead and leave myself enough fabric to make bias tape. Please don't look too carefully at the binding - it's definitely not the quilt's best feature. :)

Here's a view of the back - it's all one piece and lets you get a better look at the quilting

I did the quilting by machine - it took me this long to finish it as it was, I can't imagine how long it would've taken if I had hand quilted it! I just used a natural color thread and I'm happy with the results. I did straight horizontal and vertical lines about 1/4" on each side of my seams. I had a lot of different ideas for how to quilt this, but I eventually decided to keep it simple for the first attempt. I still need to work on keeping my speed consistent, but that should come with practice.
Overall, I'm really happy with how this turned out. I feel better now that Sebastian has a Pooh quilt like his brother and sister, plus finishing this has given me the confidence to finish the other two quilts that I have sandwiched (I know, you can tell I'm new to quilting because of the size of my "to-be-quilted" pile!)

I didn't get much knitting done this week. I feel like I want to knit, I just don't know what I feel like knitting! I'm also thinking about trying to finish up a new design. However, this week I started doing preschool at home with Robert & Caitlyn (this week we learned about dinosaurs), so now there really aren't enough hours in the day for everything I want to do! Hopefully next week I'll have a finished memory game to show you (based on this tutorial from the Purl Bee)! Have a great weekend - here's a gratuitious baby shot for you:

Oh, I'm linking this up with Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts!
I'm 5 months old now and finally have a quilt!


Nicole said...

Congrats on your first quilt! Looks like it's already getting lots of love from the little one!

Heather said...

Congratulations! You did a wonderful job, and that little sweetie seems to just love it. :)

April said...

Thank you!