Monday, June 6, 2011

My First Quilt {in the works}

So, I found this beginners quilt pattern online (geared towards kids) and decided it would be my best bet for my first quilt. Let's just say once I began the quilting process, I was given a reality check.  It's almost like the sewing machine was saying to me, "Not as easy as you thought I would be huh?!"  When I saw the quilts my husbands grandmother had stock piled in her closet, I thought to myself, "Well I'm sure once I get the hang of it, I could assemble a quilt pretty quickly..."  How over confident am I!?!  After my first attempt at machine sewing and fabric cutting, I realized this little quilt pattern I thought wouldn't take me too long would take me longer than I thought.  I had to learn how to assemble the thread onto the sewing machine and then look up what all these sewing machine and quilting terms meant!  Words like tension, bobbin, foot, etc...

So here is my top layer...


If you were able to see this up close, you would see MANY faux pas, but for my first quilt, I was proud I didn't sew my finger to it.  I've always liked pink and brown together.  Thank God for Grandma Solomon, she has helped me so much.    I will post the finished product once I'm done. 

On a side note, I got my new camera lens today :)  The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 recommended to me by Amy Lee from the blog A Good Life.  She always takes amazing photos with great use of aperture.  Here are a few photos I took today.


5 comments:

A Big Group of Folks said...

YAY! You are doing such a good job! I can't wait to see the finished product! :)

AmyLee said...

i am so impressed! it looks great :)

Sammi said...

That quilt is gorgeous! I am so proud of you! And... I am SO excited for you to use that new camera lens on my kiddos next week!

Valerie said...

Yes, so I obviously am just now getting caught up on my blog reading because HEY GIRLFRIEND!!!! You made a quilt top!!! I am dang proud of you. For reals. (As my boys would say.)

Lorieann said...

Your talent is never-ending!

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