Thursday, October 22, 2009

adventures in sewing (when you really don’t know what the heck you’re doing!)

I made a Rag Quilt… I am beyond happy with how it turned out! I’d never made a quilt before but always wanted to try and was wanting to break out of my comfort zone with creating so I decided to go for it... no time like the present!

  • I used these directions.
  • Fell in love the Fiskars 45mm Comfort Grip Rotary Cutter.
  • I was originally only going to do the center colors but it wasn’t as big as I thought it would be (math and I aren’t friends).
  • It was suppose to be a weekend project… and the main center portion was but then I had to go and add to it and extend the process.
  • Bought black fabric to go around it to make it bigger… cut everything, pinned it… didn’t like it… took it all apart.
  • Went and bought black fabric with polka dots and started over… liked it!
  • Somewhere in there I had an adventure with the batting… I’ll spare you the details…
  • In the middle of all this I started a Halloween costume (what was I thinking?!).
  • Clipped everything with my Softouch Micro-Tip Scissors.
  • wa-la!

I am a happy camper and am looking forward to when it finally gets cold (and stays cold!) because I’ll have something colorful and warm to curl up on the couch with!!!

Have a great week… from the sporadic blogger!


Shawnna Samples said...

This is GREAT!

Leslie Ashe said...

OMGOSH you made that!!! Here, let me send you MY address!! That's perfect for my house! ;D LOVE that Gretchen!

Cat said...

Oh wow. How cool is this?!

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

it's beautiful!!! i so love it!!!

Diana said...

Oh my gosh, this is FANTASTIC. Thanks for sharing! Big giveaway over at my blog!

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

I love it Gretchen!

AnitaRex said...

Love your quilt! It's so pretty! I have often thought of making a quilt but I don't really sew much. But my mom is a professional taylor and is amazing so who am I kidding. I always think of my mom making me a quilt..

Ladydoc said...

That design is perfect! The black is sooo good. Congratulations on a stunning first effort.

libby said...

Looks beautiful Gretchen. What a clever girl! You should be VERY proud.


Cathy said...

your quilt is so nice, I have a hard time with the actual quilting top part so mine was awful