Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Authentic Baby Mine Quilt {Throw Size}

I did it! I finished the project I was working on with the Authentic fabric...a quilt! I LOVE this quilt! I fell in love with it when I saw it on Moda...Home...Mom by Angela. Have you ever seen something before, and you not only loved it, but you loved exactly what you saw? That's what happened here. I loved the pattern (Baby Mine-Boy Version by Thimble Blossoms), the chenille, the Authentic fabric, the quilting, etc.

I am new to quilting. I have made quilts recently like here, here, and here, but those are rag and tied. I have never made a "quilted" quilt before. 6 months ago, I had no idea what words like "long-arm" and "short-arm" meant. Angela was sweet enough to answer my questions about how she did her quilt, and when I learned that she quilted it herself on her sewing machine with a walking foot, I was excited to try my first real quilt. Thank you so much Angela! Don't look too closely (remember this is my first), but here's how I quilted it - straight stitches. I don't think it turned out too bad. Anway, I love it and am really excited that a) it's done, and b) I did it by myself! I am definitely hooked on quilting now and am already looking around to see what to do next. I think next time, though, I'll have a quilter long-arm it with a pattern. There are so many possibilities out there!!

This is an awesome pattern! You get two-in-one! I did modify it a little. It's a baby-size quilt (45"x50"). I wanted mine a little bigger, so I made it 50"x 72". Very easy to make those changes: an extra charm pack, and a little extra yardage. One dessert roll, instead of 2 charm packs would work as well (and I still have 2 left)....hint, hint!!!

3 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic! You should be really proud of that! My first finish was not nearly so worthy of seeing the light of day lol.

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  2. That is sew dang cute! Ha ha!

    Seriously, though...darling!

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  3. I love the Authentic line! Great job on your first quilt. I would l.o.v.e. a walking foot... but the husband just won't take my hints! Maybe next Christmas?
    It looks awesome.

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