Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Trying My Hand at Quilting

Since I started sewing again (last May or so) I have wanted to try my hand at quilting. I knew absolutely nothing about it, I just loved the way it looked. I finally got the courage up to try it (with some help from my SIL Becky).

I purchased a fabric panel at the quilt store along with some backing fabric. I already had some Warm & Natural cotton batting (since this will be for a baby that lives here in AZ I didn't want anything too thick). Here is what it looks like:

It is hard to see the backing fabric in the photo, but it is a really neat black and white flannel that I think goes perfectly with the front panel. I am using my sewing machine to outline all of the animals in black thread. So far I have finished the elephant, lion and the pink plant.

Our plan is to use the extra backing fabric for the binding .... Becky will help me with this step once I am done with all the quilting.

It is kind of tricky, as I'm not used to sewing so many curves! But I am enjoying the process, and I can't wait till it's finished.  I'll keep you posted on my progress.


Saritha said...

Wow!!your first attempt looks great!!Now Iam more tempted to try quilting.

becky said...

It's about time you join the quilting world missy! Once you do one you will be hooked! Can't wait to see the finished product and proud to be helping you!