Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Quilts in Progress

I love quilts. I love that I (almost) know how to make something I can give to my kids and they can give to their kids.

I'm really great at starting a quilt. Finishing . . . not so much!


I have four in the works right now. I haven't finished one yet, mainly because I haven't learned how to bind them. I'm hoping to get help with that this week in sewing class.
Warning: This post contains multiple pictures of quilts. If you're not a fan, you may not want to read further.




This is my first quilt. I followed along Crazy Mom Quilt's quilt along to learn how to do it. It's called a sampler quilt - a little more traditional than I like, but I learned a lot of different techniques and patterns. I know it's hard to see the fabric, but it's very "girlie". It has lots of flowers, hearts and teacups. My hope is to finish it for Meg before she goes off to college.



These are the first of my 9 patch blocks for Crazy Mom Quilts: One a Day Quilt Along. The idea is to sew one block a day, but I've found it's easier for me to do a few in one sitting. Days can go by before I have a chance to get on the sewing machine, so I do it when I can.




So far this is my favorite! It is called a Disappearing Nine Patch. There's a great tutorial for how to do one here. I'm hoping to add more to this one to make it a twin size - not sure for who. The fabrics are from the Wee Play line.



This is a quilt for my nephew, Nate. It's more like a quilted play mat. It's the closest one to being finished - all I have left is to sew on the binding. I thought I was basing this one on the Disappearing Nine Patch, but when I reread the directions, I realized it's not. I like it anyway and hope he will, too.



13 comments:

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Those quilts are beautiful. I love the colors. Makes me want to learn how to make one myself! :)
Carrie

angela said...

It isn't hard at all to bind a quilt. Have a look at Amanda Jean's tutorial for a preview. I was thinking about doing those quilt-along stars in a more mordern palette, too!

Betsy said...

Love your quilts. I tend to sit down and do a few as well. It seems a bit easier. I am loving it so far and it is helping me use up my scraps.

Allie said...

Beautiful! I would love to learn how to quilt. I just made some pillows crazy-quilt style out of old pants. I'd love to make a quilt out of our old clothes.

Your colors are lovely.

Hibler House said...

Thanks for your compliments on my quilt along squares! I haven't made many quilts (only two little ones, and a doll one) so I'm excited for the motivation. I'm using up all my scraps from past projects, so this is turning into something pretty sentimental! I definitely find it easier to do two at a time. And I love LOVE the colors that your using in your squares- they look really great! And I love the disappearing 9 patch quilt- I just love how it looks- I may have to attempt something like that next!

AJ said...

Your quilts are beautiful!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I am so impressed with all that work! That's the most amazing part of quilts. And the fact that you've even started and gotten that far is awesome! I like the one that's your favorite, too!

Lisa Sharp said...

How pretty! I wish I could quilt!

alotalot said...

I really like these! you've chosen nice colour combinations. I really like the sampler. They are a great way to learn lots of techniques.

Alana said...

So cool! I love quilts!

Allison said...

Very nice work, love the colors in pic #3.

Lisa said...

Love your quilts ... they are all very pretty!

Leisa Hammett said...

OMG! I LUV that 2nd quilt. First it made me gasp. Then it made me happy. Found ur blog via Scribbit's ebook on blogging. You'd written a question and mentioned your blog. Like the title, concept. Cheers.