Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I can quilt!

I guess you can tell from the title how I spent yesterday afternoon and this morning. :) It is by no means anywhere close to being perfect but at least you can tell what it is. I did learn some valuable lessons like making sure your squares are the exact same size! Some of my seams don't exactly match up but, hey, isn't that what makes it unique! :)



Overall, I have to say I am quite pleased with my results. This learning experience has also brought a lot of memories up for me. My (step) grandmother used to quilt but she passed before she was able to teach me how to quilt. It always bring a smile to my face when I think of getting a quilt from her. She was an older lady so her eyesight wasn't 20/20 anymore so you always had to double check to make sure she got all the pins out. Even then, you still would end up getting stuck. LOL



I do have plans to make at least 3 more quilts, one for each of the kids. By that time I should know if I can handle making a large quilt for Mike and I.

As for today, I think I will work on the little one's afghan. I only have about 20 more rows to finish on the body. I probably would have had the body finished by now but some little white kitten keeps attaching my yarn and getting it all knotted up.

I hope everyone is having a great day!

15 comments:

Kim B said...

Dawn - it is gorgeous!! Oh how I wish I could do that!!

Kendra said...

Very nice! You did a great job for a first time. :-)

Pam said...

Fantastic Dawn! I keep telling myself I'm going to try this too, but first I have to 'find' my craft room LOL. Can't wait to see your afghan. I was so far behind reading blogs I haven't gotten to congratulate you on the new baby yet, I'm so happy for you! Congratulations =)

Sharon said...

I think it looks wonderful Dawn! Congrats.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Dawn. Envy you know how to quilt. How I wish I have that talent.

Sally said...

Beautiful quilt Dawn. I would not know where to start with something like that!

ollie1976 said...

Looks beautiful-congrats!
-Jen

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

What a cute quilt! I am sure your little one will grow to love it:)

Carla said...

great job Dawn! looks really nice!

Jenn said...

Beautiful Dawn!

Lennu said...

Congratulations Dawn, great job!! It's very pretty!

Paisley said...

What a sweet cute! You did a marvelous job on it, Dawn!

CraftyT said...

Dawn,that is such a great looking quilt, The baby is going to love to cuddle in that.

Natasha

Chiloe said...

You are very talented ;)

BTW, you got tagged !!!! by me :-D

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your quilt - it's beautiful!