Thursday, June 25, 2009

My first quilt!

Previously on Katie's Korner...I won a stack of fabric on Anna Maria Horner's blog. (As you'll see, this was the most expensive giveaway I've ever won.) I finally decided to make my first quilt, after seeing a great tutorial on Diary of a Quilter. I made the quilt top. Then I was paralyzed by the fear of what to do next. I checked other blogs for tips and talked to my friend Rhonda, who confirmed that a lot of people take their finished quilt top to someone with a long-arm quilting machine, and she finishes it for you. YES! I was so glad to hear this. I dropped off my quilt about a month ago with a woman Rhonda recommended. Today, I picked up this.
{Now you must listen to me brag and look at too many pictures.}
I know, right!?!
Needless to say, I am in love.
Leah patiently endured many fabric consultations, and we finally decided on this blue Anna Maria Horner Cathedral fabric for the backing. I'm so happy with the way it turned out.
Ahh...so proud of how those seams line up. (They're not all that neat.)We chose this gold thread for the quilting. I love how on some squares it really blends in... ...and on others it really stands out.

I can see how people really get hooked on quilting. Such a sense of accomplishment! 

Up next: A quilt for my little boy's room using David Walker's robot fabric. I need to get to work!

37 comments:

Leah said...

I am so proud that I got to help! It turned out so great. The backing fabric is great and I love the quilting pattern. Now that you can tell how great this one turned out, you have to get started on your next one. And the big question: Where are you going to keep this one?

Leah said...

I typed this on my iPhone and realized that I have some embarrassing repetition of the word great.

stephinbham said...

Ahhhmazing

Robin said...

I am so proud. It is beautiful. The squares, the backing, the quilting pattern. A work of art.

Natalie said...

Yes, where will you put it? Nice work.

Bowlby said...

I'm not sure where I'm going to put it. For now, I'm carrying it around with me at all times.

Anonymous said...

I hope someone shows this to your Grandma Demaree. The fabric looks like the outfits she made you when you were little. She would be so proud. MM

Tania said...

Ah yes, that would be me, the Paralysed By Fear Now My Top Bit is Done Quilter. I'm not yet ready to talk to Rhonda's friend, but give me another few weeks. Especially since your quilt is fan-tastic!

lindsey & lewis said...

Congrats, what an accomplishment--it looks great!

Liz said...

Beautiful!

The Bakers said...

I have never felt more compelled to use the term "OMG." OMG! That is fantastic.

Barbara Myltschenko said...
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Barbara Myltschenko said...

Katie, it's great! You'll be hooked before you know it and quilting your own stuff as well. Welcome to the club!

Camille said...

What a gorgeous first quilt! That just isn't fair. Absolutely lovely!

Carrie said...

I love this quilt! Your first quilt is gorgeous and mine is just plain funny. And "the green thing"... it's just... I don't even know what to say. What I will tell you is that it isn't anywhere near as wonderful as your first one! :)

Good job, Katie!

Lisa D. said...

Absolutely beautiful! You would never know from looking at that beautiful thing that it's your very first quilt - well done!!

amandajean said...

congrats on your first quilt! it IS addicting, isn't it? you did a beautiful job.

Nephi "Sowing" Friends said...

What an impressive job for your first quilt! I can't wait to see the next one. The robot fabric sounds like fun.

Alyson said...

I love it! Great fabric, great first quilt!

Amanda said...

Congratulations on making your first quilt. It's beautiful!

amber johnson said...

Very cute. I love the fabrics and that was a great choice for the backing fabric! It's so fun winning a giveaway isn't it!?! Way to take advantage of a great prize!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a great first quilt! You did a wonderful job with the fabrics and the construction. Very pretty!

Donnelly said...

This is stunning! Love all of your choices. I am especially drawn to the backing fabric. Have a great day.

Deborah said...

You did a great job. Don't be nervous about quilting. Each stitch becomes a memory. But I love the thread you used to quilt yours in.

L Johnson said...

I love Anna Maria's fabrics you made a great choice on the backing fabric and i love the quilt work.

Lisa said...

what a lucky win! the fabric looks so beautiful in your quilt! Well done!

Leslie said...

this is beautiful...the quilting really makes it pop!! I need to find a long arm quilter in my area...it would get all my WIP finish sooner

Cindy said...

It sounds like quilting has got you hooked! Your quilt is gorgeous!

rachel griffith said...

SO cute.
and lucky you!!!

Sherri said...

Your quilt is stunning and is perfect for the Anna Maria fabrics!

Joan said...

Beautiful quilt! Don't stop now! Join the gang! As it was said, it is addictive.... very therapeutic though. It certainly keeps the mind active.. just figuring out the next project..
Have funa nd keep posting your projects!
Joan

Sarah N. said...

Your quilt is beautiful and you have every right to be proud! Keep up the good work!

Laila said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I'm impressed with the way your seams match up. I love the fabric and the quilting thread is just lovely. Well done and thankyou for stopping by my blog!

lissa said...

Once the quilting bug has biten there is not going back. Yeah.

-modalissa

AJ said...

Wonderful quilt! Love the quilting on it as well.

Gillian said...

What a great first quilt, thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Great quilt~! Way to go.