My very first quilt

This weekend I finally finished my very first quilt – just in time to give it to my friends’ toddler daughter when I went to them for dinner on Saturday. The quilt was a big hit – hey, there are birds and butterflies, what’s not to like? 🙂

And here it is, freshly sprung from the sewing machine after quilting:

All nicely cut and laid out on the floor of the mini-library. Front looks good, but …

… the back, oh the back. Why have I bought umpteen quilting books when I don’t properly read the instructions? The batting and the back should always be cut somewhat larger than the front before you start quilting. And here’s why:

But don’t worry, if you choose a relatively large binding, nobody will notice that you’ve messed up with the back of the quilt! 🙂

And here’s the completely finished quilt with binding:

And the back:

And the cute label that was included in the Love U ABC panel:

And what do you do with the selvage? You keep it and use it as a ribbon around the folded quilt.

4 thoughts on “My very first quilt

  1. Sandra Schwab

    Dankeschön & thank you. 🙂 The Moda fabrics are all so gorgeous and have such a nice, satiny sheen that the sewing results always end up looking very pretty indeed – even if it’s a very basic quilt (namely just a panel with a border sewn around it), indeed. 🙂

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