Saturday, October 15, 2011

My first quilt is complete!

I mentioned way back in April that I had started a quilt, I'm pleased to say that I have now finished it! (Finally!) I actually started it at the beginning of the year so it has taken me quite a while to complete it but I think it has definitely been worth all of the hours behind the sewing machine. It was a design taken from a book by Elizabeth Hartman called Practical Guide To Patchwork. The quilt pattern is called Fenced In. I changed the quilt back completely as I wanted something reversible and I had plently of fabric leftover to do it. The finished size is 76 inches x 76 inches and I free motion quilted it myself on my little Janome. It wasn't easy as it is quite a bulky quilt but I managed to manipulate it enough to get it through. I attached the binding by hand to the back as I enjoy hand sewing. Here it is!

Making the quilt sandwich and pinning, I used almost 400 pins!

 Ready to go!

 My poor little Janome!

 The quilt back.

 The quilt top.

 And again!

I have learnt so much during this process and I cannot wait to start on my next quilt for my son's bed!

1 comment:

  1. Looks fabulous!! I am impressed with the size, for your first fmq, well done! Finishing a big project always is so satisfying.