Bloggers’ Quilt Festival – Spring 2011


As part of the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival – Spring 2011,
please let me introduce you (again!) to my first ever completed quilt – the Nostalgia quilt.

My in-laws bought me a jelly roll of Nostalgia fabric  for Christmas and I was itching to get started on my first quilt so I thought I’d put it to good use and begin. I’d already found a pattern that I wanted to use for my first quilt so as soon as the Christmas festivities were over, I cleared the dining room table and began cutting.

It took me about 8 weeks in total from start to finish (including binding) because I was working on it in the evenings and at weekends when I got a spare hour or two. I was so chuffed with the finished result as for my first attempt it’s really quite good (even if I do say so myself!)

I have learnt so much from this quilt. I have learnt not to sew or quilt when I am tired as I make silly, daft mistakes which seem to take forever to correct. I’ve also learnt how to bind, never knew how to do it before but thanks to fellow quilters and their step-by-step tutorials I was able to learn a new skill! Don’t get me wrong this quilt is definately not perfect, but each little imperfection reminds me what a fab quilting journey i’ve been on.

 Enjoy the festival everyone {sig}

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  • Reply carol fun 15/05/2011 at 12:22 am

    What a wonderful first quilt! Hope many more will follow. Happy stitching!

  • Reply Leila 15/05/2011 at 1:19 am

    Beautiful first quilt! I love the pattern and the fabric. Seriously, I just googled it (call me fabric crazy) – but the fabric I get doesn’t seem to be the same. Weird.

    I am starting a We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler next month over at my blog. Check it out. I would love to have you sew along. :)

  • Reply Ladybug Quilting 15/05/2011 at 3:29 am

    Awesome job for your first attempt!

  • Reply Jolanda 15/05/2011 at 9:27 am

    Nice and crisp quilt. Pink is my favorite color:)

  • Reply Quiltin' Jenny 15/05/2011 at 3:00 pm

    I agree that it is gorgeous! Love the pattern. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Linda at Roscoe's Ma 15/05/2011 at 11:32 pm

    This is SO pretty. Ditto on the sewing when you are tired. It’s a bad idea for me too!

  • Reply Pat 16/05/2011 at 1:09 am

    A sweet quilt and the fabrics are wonderful. Each quilt has a learning curve and yours looks way better than my first one!

  • Reply traceyjay 16/05/2011 at 2:12 am

    very pretty! :)

  • Reply Penny G 17/05/2011 at 2:13 am

    No quilt is perfect, but we make them to the best of our abilities. By the way I don;t notice any imperfections in yours – it is great.

  • Reply Bev Kimmel 17/05/2011 at 1:50 pm

    Very nice quilt. I always am looking for inspiration to use my scraps and this looks like a great one. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Debbie 17/05/2011 at 6:47 pm

    Darling quilt, & you are right – our quilting is a journey too – enjoy (or at least appreciate) every step!

  • Reply Karen 19/05/2011 at 8:44 am

    I love this pattern. I have had my eye on this too for a while. Your quilt looks great. I do like the fabric you used!

  • Reply Becky 22/05/2011 at 1:12 pm

    This is a great quilt and it’s your first! Very nice.

  • Reply Eileen 25/05/2011 at 7:38 am

    Love your quilt. Great layout of lovely fabrics. Never would have thought to do that and really like it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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