My First ‘Finished’ Quilt

i say “finished” quilt because as i’ve found out from reading other quilters blog, i’m not the only one who starts another quilt before the last one is complete.. it must be a quilters illness or have some sort of catchy name.. because i’m already shopping for fabrics for 1,2,3 more quilts before i even have the front of my current ‘quilt in progress’.. i shall call it “QIP”.. i bet that’s not original, but for now i’ll go with it!

for my maiden voyage i chose 4 coordinating fabrics along with white and went with half square triangles.. and although, i know where all my “oopppss” are, i really love this quilt… maybe it’s because it’s my first!

it’s perfectly imperfect, just like me!

what did i learn from this first quilt..?? well, i learned that starch and my Rowenta iron are my new best friends!Photo Jan 24, 10 36 51 AM

i learned that a 1/4″ piecing foot with guide is a must have!

i learned what a walking foot actually is and why i love it so!

i also learned i’m not a big fan of binding.. booo for binding… in fact, it’s my least favorite part of the whole process [i bet i'm not alone]..

binding and i need to come some sort of an agreement.. what that agreement is, is yet to be determined! it may just end up a love, hate relationship.. i love the finished quilt, i hate the process of binding…

time will tell..

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