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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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14 Comments

  • Reply carol fun

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

    15/05/2011 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Leila

    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. :)

    http://sewnbyleila.blogspot.com/2011/05/we-can-do-it-skill-builder-sampler.html

    15/05/2011 at 1:19 am
  • Reply Ladybug Quilting

    Awesome job for your first attempt!

    15/05/2011 at 3:29 am
  • Reply Jolanda

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

    15/05/2011 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Quiltin' Jenny

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

    15/05/2011 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Linda at Roscoe's Ma

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

    15/05/2011 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Pat

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

    16/05/2011 at 1:09 am
  • Reply traceyjay

    very pretty! :)

    16/05/2011 at 2:12 am
  • Reply Penny G

    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.

    17/05/2011 at 2:13 am
  • Reply Bev Kimmel

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

    17/05/2011 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Debbie

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

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

    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!

    19/05/2011 at 8:44 am
  • Reply Becky

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

    22/05/2011 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Eileen

    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

    25/05/2011 at 7:38 am
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