Monday, September 27, 2010

My VERY first Patchwork Quilt is Done!

Good morning everyone! How are you doing today? I hope everyone if feeling fine and jumping for joy to see today off in grand fashion! I said that I wouldn't be able to slow down much this weekend and that was exactly the case! Do I know myself or not? Well I got my first patchwork quilt and pillow done and came back with pictures to show you! Honestly, I would love to know what you think! I hope to get better and more time efficient as I continue to make these and get better as it as I go but...do be aware that this is my first attempt at trying ....even a pillow,(not to mention a patchwork pillow and there were no instructions on how to make boarders or how to put on a back. (I believe my general knowledge of sewing helped me figure this out with success even though my husband protested my "right sides together" rule also stands for the back...but don't forget the slit to turn it right side OUT when all done sewing or you just wasted a whole bunch of time LOL! I ended up putting white flannel as the back to make this a snuggly cover and didn't want to sew a middle down the back of the throw and flannel has a larger measurement so that didn't need to be done.

Ok so here are is the description of this item. It measures 45"wide x about 55"long and the pillow measures 23 1/2" x23 1/2". It is made of cotton fabrics for the patchwork and boarder materials and has a while flannel back. Looks like it could stand another ironing but layed out pretty nicely and does very well laying over the back of a couch or chair, could be a sizable lap cover, and would do very well in a baby crib. Here is my newest skill that I have been working on last week and this weekend. Please let me know what you think, what could be improved, what should have been changed and just generally if you think I show the skill to pursue this! Thanks so much this will help me identify what I need to work on or what I'm doing right!















Thank you for being part of this experience with me and viewing my first attempt at trying the life of a quilter/pillow maker! It has been exciting trying this and hope to make smaller/larger items as well! I would say any type of sewing will always help you with any project you take on and can only make you better and stronger at the skill at hand! I hope to investigate other types of sewing as well and am glad that I did!Confusious Deb Says: There is a time when you have done something so long , it seems like a safe zone and you just feel comfortable with the same old thing that you know when it is time to venture out and start investigating what is around you! If you have the desire go for it! The worst that can happen is that you just find that it isn't as great as you thought it would be...or you may not end up liking it! You won't know until you try! Have a wonderful day! Now for a fortune cookie!LOL

6 comments:

Lori Homeyer - Prim n Purdy said...

It is beautiful. You did a great job and I love the colors!

★Denise / KKL Primitives★ said...

How beautiful your quilt turned out! Love it.

basketsbyrose said...

You did a wonderful job, and it is beautiful!

WillowtreeTreasures said...

I can't thank you ladies enough for coming in and taking the time to comment on my work! Such compliments from such a talented number of ladies, such as yourselves makes me feel so good! I can't thank you enough! Many hugs! Deb

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Bravo! It looks comfy cozy Deb:) Nicely done!

WillowtreeTreasures said...

Thank you Carol! You are always so sweet and so encouraging! Thank you!