I am pleased to present to you my first mini quilt!
It is also my first quilt that I have taken from start to finish all by myself (with a little help from my mom. Actually, she helped a lot, but just not with the cutting or stitching :)
I pieced and hand quilted a quilt for my bed when I was a teenager. My mom and grandma took me through every step of the way on that one. It's where I learned to hand quilt from two master quilters.
I've also made a couple of Christmas quilts along the way. I will have to post those beginning quilts some time :)
Over a month ago I showed you this little quilt as a
I am so thrilled with the finish!
It took great courage to begin machine quilting it.
There was a lot of this...
But boy was it worth it!
I had known how I wanted to quilt the solid squares since I was piecing it but the rest just kind of flowed out of the needle :)
My mom had mentioned that she will often hand quilt the borders on her minis and so I took this to New Hampshire with me for some hand work but I just wasn't happy with how it was turning out.
So when I got home I unpicked what I had done and whipped it out on the machine in 8 minutes :)
It's definitely not perfect and I have a lot to learn but overall it was a good experience.
p.s. This photo shoot was inspired by Doniene over at Now It's Just Quilts.
She recently posted some pictures of a couple of her lovely quilts in a cotton field. It was so beautiful!
I didn't have any cotton around but I did have a couple of burning bushes that I thought might be fun as a backdrop...so there ya go :)