Monday, September 6, 2010

Wyatt's Quilt

I have had this quilt finished and photographed since last week. I have been dying to post it on my blog, but had to wait until after Wyatt's first birthday party. (It was a secret!) I am so very excited about this quilt because it is the first one I have completed on my own. I have made one other quilt with the help of a good friend, Aimi, and a couple of quilt tops, but never have I made a complete quilt. I really love the way it turned out.

I was a little nervous to Machine Quilt, but I found it super easy with my machine. I simply stitched in the ditch around the blocks and then used painters tape to help guide the diagonals. I would have tried Free Motion Quilting (stippling), but that is going to take some more practice before I commit it to a quilt. I also thought the simple lines were more 'Boyish'. 

My only issue with the finished product is the pieced strip along the back. It is a bit wonky. Next time I will try to center it better with the quilt top. But for my first quilt, I am very pleased. 


baby bird said...

I am so proud of you Kera! You did a really nice job!! Can't wait to see what you make next! (Aimi)

Quiltstory said...

Darling quilt! Can't believe it is your first. Be prepared to be addicted! Thanks for linking up.

Jennifer said...

This turned out great! And it's your first quilt? Congratulations!!

Jennifer :)

Kristie said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors, it will be a great keepsake :-)

Quiltstory said...

We follow now too :) Keep it up! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

kirstin & jordan said...

Hi there! This is fabulous!
Hope it's ok if I answer your fabric marker question on here- the brand is Y & C Fabric Mate (I got them at JoAnn's). Hope that helps!
kirstin @ kojo