13 December, 2013

My first quilt!

My first quilt is finally completed. Well, it's actually a small doll-sized quilt at 15"X15" square. There are 4 100% cotton fabrics used: solid pine green, solid burgundy, tan with burgundy hearts print, and a burgundy with cream, rose, and olive floral print. That last fabric is about the prettiest I have ever seen. Too bad there isn't any more of it. The pattern is one that I just made-up myself. Every square is diagonally stitched over a layer of wool felt and solid brown cotton backing fabric. All is machine-stitched, except the top layer binding edge that is hand-stitched. 'Had some trouble mitering the corners with RA, but they turned-out good eventually. This doll-sized quilt is going to be included in an upcoming swap. Have you ever made a quilt? Which do you prefer? Machine or hand-stitching, or a combination of both?

~Linking-up with: Ivy & Elephants' What's It Wednesday #104~

13 comments:

  1. Very pretty Danice. I've made rag quilts and I machine stitch those. Never made a hand stitched one, I'm not patient enough.

    Felicia

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  2. I'd say you did a great job if that's your first quilt!

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  3. Nice job Danice, looks good!! I have dabbled in quilting for yrs. but I'm not real good at hand stitching.

    Tanya

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  4. Nice quilt. All I've done officially is a baby quilt in a quilting class...Quilting just isn't my thing..Too intricate...Lots of love and have a blessed Christmas. Hugs, Laura R.

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  5. Oh Danice that is so adorable! I wish I was able to make a quilt but I am so not that talented! I remember last year you made that darling dress and stuff for a giveaway...you are so talented!
    Be blessed,
    Cindi

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  6. Your little quilt came out beautiful! Love the colors! I have been into quilting for about year now and I just love it! I prefer to machine quilt just because it's quicker. I do mostly small items (such as runners and wall hangings) but one day, I would like to tackle a bigger project. :-) Happy Holidays!

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  7. Oh, Danice! Your quilt is fabulous!
    I admire you for even trying, the idea of all those pieces scares me.
    It turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
    Keep creating!
    Patti

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  8. How wonderful! I'm so proud of you! I've always sewed but never made a quilt. I need to make one for my dolls! Love the colors you chose and you're smart to figure out how! Holiday hugs!

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  9. Very cute--a great beginning! How has the wool felt held up as a batting?

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  10. Very pretty! Small quilts are a great place to start! Thanks for linking with me :)

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  11. Thank you all. Mari, the wool felt batting, I hope has held up, lol. 'Don't know, as this little quilt was given as a gift.

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  12. What a cute little quilt! Nicely done for your first quilt! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  13. This is a fun first quilt. It was a good size for a first quilt.

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