I am pretty excited to be submitting my very first entry to the Bloggers' Quilt Festival!
The guidelines said to enter a quilt that you loved. You will have seen my entry quite recently, but I am in love with it and what I learned that I decided that it was the one!
"Through the Trees" was made for one of my very best friends on her 40th Birthday.
I used this tutorial from Kate Conklin Designs. I started this quilt back in January, and frankly it has taken me so long to finish because it was my first attempt at straight line quilting. Needless to say, I had a lot of learning to do!
Problems started early in - puckers! But after a consult with the Modern Quilt Guild I started to figure out my sewing machine - a LOT less tension, longer stitches, slow and steady, and making sure my quilt sandwich was solid and flat, flat, flat! The end result still has a few puckers, but I am going to depend on the final wash and pucker to take care of them :)Red Pepper Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts. This new to me method is so great, and still allows me to machine stitch the binding which is what I prefer.
In the end, I am happy with the results of the quilt, am congratulating myself for pushing my boundaries. The best part? My friend Krista LOVED her gift!
Thank you for stopping by
I love your quilt. This is my first time to your blog and I enjoy it -- keep up the great work! =)ReplyDelete
Thank you Lyanna! I am VERY new to all of this but am having a good time :)ReplyDelete
It's beautiful - love the quilting!ReplyDelete
That is such a great tutorial and I love the fabrics you chose! Beautiful quilting job, as well!ReplyDelete
A beautiful gift.ReplyDelete
You are a sweet friend! This is some intense stitching for your first go around! It looks great!ReplyDelete
Of course your friend loves her quilt. It's amazing. That is a lot of quilting. It turned out great!ReplyDelete
What an incredible gift! I love this quilt.ReplyDelete
I love the wonkiness of your quilt contrasted by the straight line quilting. Well done. I had to laugh reading your bio because I could have written it myself. Also see you're a new blogger like me. Wanna follow each other?ReplyDelete
For sure! Following you now :)Delete
this is great, it's the perfect pattern to really showcase the fabrics you used!ReplyDelete
This is really beautiful! Love it!ReplyDelete