My first completed quilt!!!!

I am so excited to share my first completed quilt…..I washed it last night and it is so soft and squishy!  It really makes me jump for joy and want to sew many, many more!  The pattern I used is from a magazine titled “Quilts and More – Fall 2009”.  The article is named “Sweet and Simple”.  The block design is Churn Dash and this is a small throw sized quilt.  I purchased all materials from Tomorrow’s Quilts in Waco, Texas.  The fabric is by MODA, French General, Rounerries.  I pieced the top and the borders, but had a friend quilt the all over meandering design.  Then I got it back from her, added the binding, and finished her up this weekend! 

Here are two close up photos of the individual blocks and also the border.  The border was made with 2″ squares using all the fabrics from the blocks.  You just randomly sewed them together in no particular order, although I tried to alternate the light/dark fabrics to create a little more contrast.  I used Warm and Natural Batting inside and it “puffed” up so nicely when I washed it last night.  Love that part!

If any of you are interested in free quilt patterns, this pattern can be found HERE but with a different color option.  This site has many wonderful quilting and sewing ideas.  I love this site!

Well, I guess you won’t be surprised when I tell you that I already started my second quilt.  I went to a Women’s Retreat last weekend in Waxahachie, Texas.  Ther is a fantastic shop there called Common Threads Quilting and I couldn’t resist buying a new pattern/fabrics for my next project.  I decided to do a baby quilt that I saw on display at their store and it uses the “Carpenter’s Star” pattern.   I picked out vintage reproduction fabrics (that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE) and I cut it out this weekend.  I really had no intentions on getting any sewing done, but I just got lucky, and Charles was gone all weekend on a Prison Mission Trip.   The baby was really good this weekend, too, and took great naps for me — what a blessing!  I started sewing and it went really fast…….and I finished all the center blocks! 

I couldn’t resist the temptation to lay out the blocks and see how the colors all looked…….I am so pleased!!!!

There are 3 borders, so I still have alot to do, but I can really “see” how it will turn out.  What do you think? 

Oh……..and one more photo!  I now know the quilt has passed FULL inspection because the CAT has “claimed” it as her new resting spot!

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  1. Congratulations on making your first quilt. It is terrific! Thanks for the kind words about Quilts and More. Our goal is to help our readers—like you—have great experiences. Look for more great quilts and other projects in our Spring 2010 issue officially on sale tomorrow—March 2.
    Happy quilting.
    Jill (editor/Quilts and More)

  2. Dawn, you did a beautiful job on your first quilt. Your piecing is exceptional! Love the finished product and the cat claiming it! That’s when you know you’ve got a real quilt!!!

  3. Dawn, The quilt looks great!

  4. Dawn,Ilove your quilt,it was lovely,the baby quilt, how big is the sq. it will be so cute. Any thing you do is GOLD. You are so wonderful. Thanks for always sharing with us. Donna

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