Saturday, June 30, 2007

Can I call myself a quilter?



This is my first "real" quilt. I don't think my previous denim quilt is really considered a real quilt. It is a lap sized quilt that I made over the past 4 days. It is full of "design features" (flaws) but I love it just the same. I used the "quilt-as-you-go" method and it was really easy. I will use this technique again. It is actually made of 6 rows of 5 blocks each. Each row is added to the previous one and then quilted. You can do much larger quilts this way on just a regular home sewing machine. I learned about this technique through various sites online but originally remember seeing Kaye Woods demonstrating her 6 hour baby quilt on TV a few years ago and she used this kind of quilt-as-you-go technique. I want to make my next quilt somewhat like her baby quilt. I have already plotted out the design for it. Being a new quilter with absolutely no experience gives me freedom to try different things because I don't know that it can't be done. Oh, and disregard the date stamp. I took this picture yesterday.

4 comments:

Sue J. said...

Yes, indeed. You can surely call yourself a quilter. Beautiful! Nice job.

Susan said...

A nice traditional colour choice -- a couple of seams a bit off, but as you practice and create more quilts you are well on your way to being an accomplished quilter. You will never run out of friends and family who will be glad to accept your next completed quilt, now they will be waiting in line -- but don't expect them to buy you fabric for your birthday!

Bunny said...

It looks really great! I have never tried quilt as you go. I will have to look up some how too links. My family might be the exception to giving fabric for birthday and Christmas!

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

Wow! I'm so proud of you! It looks awesome :) I wish I had the patience to do that!!!