My first quilt is done and it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. Of course it’s only a yard square but it’ll make a nice baby gift for someone. I do know that I don’t want to make any larger sizes because I had enough trials with the small one. I did make a small trial quilt about 18″ square in order to try out the techniques before I ruined the bigger one with my learning process. On the test quilt I put together two pieces of cloth with batting in the middle (quilt sandwich) then embroidered a dog outline in the center just to make sure my new sewing machine would sew this project. Today I sewed the binding around the outside on the test prior to doing the binding on the doggy quilt. I like the way they turned out; I even laundered both pieces to make sure my construction methods would hold with normal use. The result was that I’d made a quilt, a real quilt for the first time in my life. It’s not perfect by any means but I’m proud of it anyway, and proud that I figured it out on my own from watching YouTube videos on quilt-making, and reading up on the things about which I wasn’t clear.
Tomorrow I’m planning on quilting the monkey/elephant baby quilt but I’m planning on serging the edge instead of binding it, so we’ll see how it comes out. Check back with me……….