Saturday, February 11, 2012

I finished a quilt!!

What a feeling to finally have a completed quilt project!  This little crib quilt was started about four years ago.  When my now 7 yr. old was 2, he saw some train fabric in a quilt store that he wanted.  He is too old for it now so it's probably going to one of my nephews.

I bought enough to make an Easy Breezy quilt.  I finished the top in about a week , but got stuck at the point of actually quilting it.  That's quite typical for me and a major reason I have so many unfinished projects.  I used this project to practice free motion quilting.

I even played with some machine attachments I rarely use like the plexi-glass cover that can be placed around the machine to give a level work surface.  It did help to be able to push and turn the quilt around while I quilted.  It made me feel like such a professional!

I have three other quilts that are quilted, but I still need to stitch on the binding.  That's a project that takes some time, but one of my favorite take alongs to piano lessons or carpool lines.  My next post will be about learning to use professional long-arm quilting machine at a local quilt shop!  It's going to revolutionize my life!


  1. Tamatha...this is darling!

    I have a friend that is coming to visit soon and she's going to teach me how to quilt (just basic hand quilting)and I am so excited to learn something new!!


  2. Good for you! I am excited! You are so professional with that sewing set up! (You would so laugh at how I do it!!)

  3. I wanted to say hi and to invite you to link up one of your posts on a networking meme. I've received a few requests to open up “Pay It Forward” to posts from a bloggers own blog and I thought I'd give it a try. Although the original idea was to share what you've seen elsewhere on the internet, I recognize that each time we post something on our own blogs we are also sharing Good News, great tips, wonderful prayers, fabulous photos, scrumptious recipes, hilarious humor, unbelievable books, stories of goodwill, or good things that have knocked our socks off. I hope you’ll post something from your blog. It’s fun to get to know the bloggers out there.

    I'll leave the March linky open until March 14th. (Entered links will appear in two posts.) I can't wait to see what gets posted!