Sunday, April 19, 2009

What'd you do this weekend? I made a quilt.

Sorry to brag, but I made a quilt, people. I'm pretty proud of myself. Pretty proud.

How did this happen? Well, I've been looking for something to do with the beautiful fabric I won on Anna Maria Horner's blog. I came across this charm quilt tutorial on Diary of a Quilter (via Design Mom), and it looked very doable. (And it was.)

So I found myself buying a rotary tool from Hobby Lobby at 6 p.m. on Saturday. By 9:30 p.m. Sunday, I was packing up my sewing machine and taking pictures. In between I furiously cut, sewed, ironed (more than I've ever ironed before), and even did a little math. I'm not good at any of these things, but somehow I ended up with this:

{Cue choir of angels.}

It's about 4 x 6 feet. I'm thinking it will fit a twin-size bed, or it would be a good throw.

It's definitely not perfect. Some of the corners don't match up exactly, but I'm okay with that.

Okay, so I'm not completely finished. I still have to do the borders and backing. I need some advice. My first thought was to use a very neutral fabric for the border and backing, but now I'm wondering if that would be too boring. What do you think about something gold (like the square in the top row of this photo)?


Anonymous said...

Totally impressed. I bet your mom is wiping away a little tear right now.... I recommend either gold or the pretty blue for the backing (although I am not particularly creative). Aunt T

Robin said...

I agree on Tam's color choices. Either would look good.

It's beautiful, Katie. I am impressed AND so proud.

I love to hear the choir of angels sing-that was an added bonus.

Anonymous said...

And you also knit! I am so impressed. You can do anything. And I love all the color. MM

Jen said...

This is beautiful Katie! I'm so impressed!! I agree that the gold or blue would be a great choice. I'm so jealous of your talent!!

The Bakers said...

Holy cow. That little taggie blanket you made for Liam is feeling pretty inadequate right about now.

Natalie said...

Very impressive, sister. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

OMG - I am so proud of you - how beautiful that is.You are so smart - and ON THE WEEKEND!!! How did you do that?

PSST - Grandma never made a quilt - doesn't know how.


Leah said...

OMG! This is awesome! I am TOTALLY impressed!

I would back it in pink.

Leah said...

I think blue would be good too because there is a lot of pink in it already.

Stephanie said...

I can not believe you made a quilt. Wow.

Overachiever. It looks great.

lindsey & lewis said...

Oh girl BRAG AWAY, this is impressive!! How impressive are you and I will second the "overachiever" comment. Good work, keep it up!