I decided when I turned 30 last year that I would learn to quilt - two days later, I had finished my first quilt top. I've done two full-size quilts since then so I thought I'd share those tonight. They're a long way from perfect, but I love how they turned out and each little "flaw" is a learning experience. The biggest lesson? I need a LOT of practice with binding!
The first was make with Moda's "Road 15" fabric collection. This was an easy jelly roll quilt, and I finished it with free-motion quilting. I'm really happy with this one - it's a great size for one person, nice and warm, and the bright colours and fun patterns are so much fun.
Not long after this, I attempted a very large chevron quilt for a friend - and this was where I realized how much work I need with binding! I think glue and a few staples might have done a better job than I did. Regardless, it still *looks* pretty darn good - just don't get too close! This was made with the now-discontinued Spice Cake fabric collection from Stampin' Up. It was done with straight-line quilting in the chevon pattern. I quilted it about 1/4" out of the ditch on both sides.
I'll try and post more stuff in the near future - believe it or not, in spite of the lack of updates, I still have a stack of cards and scrapbook pages waiting to be shared! :)