Saturday, March 14, 2009

First post, first quilt done this year

Ok. I'm starting this blog so I have a place to post about my quilting and sewing all in one place. My plan is to document old quilts I have made, as well as post new projects as well. I probably won't post every day or even week, but just when I get around to it. I have been quilting since I made my first quilt with my mom at 16 and I love it. I belong to a quilt group that meets once a month and we have a great time meeting, showing off our projects, and working together on projects.

One of my goals this year is to finish machine quilting some tops that I have pieced over the years. My old Bernina 707, which I love so much, just didn't machine quilt well. So now that I have a new machine, a Janome 6600, made for quilting, I need to get with it and finish my projects. Already, I have completed one quilt this year, so I feel happy and on track to keep my goal.

I picked the top that I think was the oldest one in my pile. It is a quilt of my own design and made of scraps.

I wanted to free motion quilt a pattern. I just made up a kind of pattern and practiced on paper, a sample, then quilted the quilt. I did not mark the quilt at all. I am very happy with how it turned out. Here is a pic of the back and a detailed shot of the front.