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}

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 15/05/2011 / 12:22 am

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

  2. 15/05/2011 / 9:27 am

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

  3. 15/05/2011 / 3:00 pm

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

  4. 15/05/2011 / 11:32 pm

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

  5. 16/05/2011 / 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!

  6. Penny G
    17/05/2011 / 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.

  7. Bev Kimmel
    17/05/2011 / 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!

  8. 17/05/2011 / 6:47 pm

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

  9. 19/05/2011 / 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!

  10. 22/05/2011 / 1:12 pm

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

  11. 25/05/2011 / 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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