This is my very first completed quilt. A number of years back, Moda had an online quilt design contest. I designed a patchwork quilt, all in shades of blue, and somehow, I won (Thank goodness you didn’t have to actually make the quilt!). Moda sent a big package in the mail, filled with fabric and batting, which I didn’t fully appreciate at the time.
Here’s what I have left (several years later) from that Moda package. Thanks again, Moda!!!!
The fabrics in that picnic quilt were from a layer cake of Happy Campers by American Jane. I stitched it all together, added batting and backed it with muslin. Then I traced designs onto the muslin and hand quilted them.
And then the binding- how do you bind a quilt? I had no idea, so I went to Walmart and bought pre-cut satin binding. And I used a thick thread and stitched it on by hand. Check out those corners!
Not kidding when I say I can’t sew a straight line! I was so proud, though. After I learned to sew a binding, I was embarrassed to show this anymore, but now I think it’s really cute and looks like it was designed to be all wonky!
And there you have it, my first quilt! It took about 4 years to complete my next one after that, but I learned so much in the meantime…