I would like to introduce you to my FIRST quilt!
- Pattern: Disappearing Nine Patch
- Fabric: 3 Ten Little Things charm packs
- Quilting: All done by hand. (My favorite hand- quilting tutorials coming soon)
If this was a credit card commercial, I would list out the price of all the items and end with “Seeing this project through and not giving into the desire to throw it in the trash and set it on fire, Priceless.” No, the quilt pattern wasn’t that hard. Everything turned out pretty nicely until… I decided to hand quilt. First let me say I love hand quilting. I think it is beautiful and is a lot of fun to do. But, your first hand quilting project shouldn’t be a twin size quilt.
What was I thinking? “Oh, a large project is a wonderful idea, by the end of it I will be a hand quilting pro!” Well, not quite, as in you are going to curse the day you ever started this quilt. By the end I was so ready to have this project done, that the last thing I cared about were perfect stitches.
Would I ever hand quilt again? Absolutely! But, I think hand quilting makes a good addition to machine quilting. I could have saved myself a lot of blood, (yes, I did poke my finger a couple times) sweat and tears if I would have done some quick straight line quilting down the borders of this quilt and then focused on hand stitching the blocks.
I have to say once I finally got up the strength and courage to finally finish this I couldn’t be more proud. I love it! It makes me so happy to tuck my son in every night and see the quilt I made for him, keeping him warm.