Thursday, June 21, 2012

My First Quilt

A Quilt.  On the couch, with a cup of cocoa in the winter.  On the grass with lemonade and sandwiches in the summer.  Is there anything more lovely than a quilt?  Mine is nothing special, except that it is mine.  Each fabric was hand chosen, measured, cut, pieced and then quilted.

I chose these fabrics with my Bohemian Princess in mind.  The anchoring fabric is from Moda's It's a Hoot! Line.  (It is the one with the birds).  I worked with all fat quarters, some that were designer, on sale at my local quilting shop, and some that were from JoAnn's.  I used an old torn quilt for the body and backing, so I basically just sewed onto it. I left the pieces larger, first because I knew that would be easier, and secondly I wanted to showcase the larger prints.  My girls are currently taking turns using this at night until I finish a second.  Thought I would share it.  

If you are local (or ever passing thorough I-75 near Chattanooga), you should stop in Sew Bee It.  It is an amazing locally owned and operated fabric store.  They carry the most beautiful array of designer fabrics and have the most knowledgeable staff.  They offer day and evening classes and host a round table for Modern Quilters.  They have been so kind to me in the last couple of years as I have re-learned to sew.  They have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens and Quilt Sampler Magazine, it truly is a must visit for any quilting enthusiast or just someone who wants a little inspiration to do a simple project.

Happy Creating!

Love and Butter,

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