……Or, I really need a walking foot. There was one with my Viking but I can’t find it. So, I’ll be checking out ebay to find one. I thought quilting the blanket was going to be the easy part. Boy, was I wrong! It’s hard to keep the fabric underneath straight and keep it from puckering. It’ll just take some practice, I’m sure. I’m not giving up, yet! Even though this baby quilt isn’t perfect I still love it. It’s my first piece and it’s for someone very special!
After I get this quilting thing down I’ll look back and know exactly what I did wrong. There are a bunch of pictures and most of them I’m going to save for a “What Not to Do” post. This square is called the Arkansas Cross Roads and I believe this is the alternate setting. At the bottom of that link there is another link for coloring pages so you can get an idea of how you want your color pattern to go. I’m not sure if that’s something that is normally given out with patterns but I thought it was pretty cool. I chose to do a sort-of random pattern of colored squares and left the background white. The pink and brown fabric is called Melodies by Exclusively Quilters. Here’s a look at the finished product. Once again, sorry for the crappy pictures.
Washing it really helped hide a lot of the flaws. Most people probably wouldn’t notice but if you’re a sewer, you definitely will! lol
When I originally got the brown and pink fabric it came in a 8 fat quarters. Since, I didn’t get large piece for the back I just ran up to my local fabric store and found this one.
Have you made a quilt before? How did your first one turn out? Feel free to share some tips!!