Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My first real quilt.


Having only starting sewing this year I don't have many quilts under my belt. So far I have made one shaggy quilt and 2 very plain quillows.


I have for the last 5 months been getting a Block of the Month (BOM) through a quilting shop in Victoria. While I still have 5 months left before I can finish it, I thought I would share what I have done.


I'm waiting for the ric-rac to be sent to finish block 4 and I still have to, with DMC thread, backstitch the words "Home is where the heart resides" on block 5 in the green below the house. The blocks each measure 20" x 20" and there will be a border around the outer edge.


This quilt has taught me colours, piecing and that it is not that hard to make stars! I'm having a ball and as time goes on I will post more pics. I just hope when it comes to quilting it, the sewing machine can handle the size of the finished quilt.

11 comments:

Lucky-1 said...

Oh its beautiful Deb........

creativetreasures said...

Deb this one is going to be a very beautiful quilt. One of these days, I would like to try a BOM myself. I just need to find the one to suit my personality.

Renny's little things said...

Debs
Can I have one too???

Geniene XX

Debs said...

Thanks everyone and Geniene, I think you could do a better job of it than me.

clare said...

Deb taht looks beautiful . My birthday is in March will it be finished then ?
Clare's Craftroom

Tozz said...

Yes I was wondering if it would be finished for my birthday in May :) Its beautiful Deb and I cant wait to see it when its all done.

Debs said...

Sorry Clare it won't be ready in time for your birthday. Afraid you miss out too Vicki. I get my last block at the end of April and then by the time I get it quilted.....well it will be the end of May at that stage. Sorry girls, I promise to think of you both everytime I look at it once finished :)

Renny's little things said...

That's great MY birthday is in october so you will have plenty of time to get it to me!!!! Just remember to register it so that it gets here first time around. I would hate for you to have to rysh to make another one Hehehehe

Debs said...

Oh dear Geniene, it will be second hand by the time your birthday comes around and you don't want something secondhand!!! Girls, I will just have to keep it. It will be tuff but I can handle it :)

princess pudge said...

oh deb, you've done such wonderful work, i hope my BOMs look as gorgeous as this, i'm really nervous about it all!

Fiesta said...

It is lovely and what a project for someone who has just started quilting. You have done a beautiful job.