A Quilt Story

My Very First Quilt – Sort of…

In January 2014 I was bit by the quilting bug. Like most hobbies, I become rather obsessed quickly and this was no exception. My very first quilt top to complete was this jelly roll quilt.

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I made it at a Girl’s Night Out at my favorite local quilt shop, The Fabric Dock.

The next day, I whipped out another jellyroll quilt top and then moved on to more difficult designs. I completed yet another quilt top before I actually finished a quilt! The Sweet Charlotte was my first finish (it was also my fourth quilt top).

This year, I was resolved to make a dent in some of my unfinished quilting projects. I finished my one block log cabin and my flip flop quilt already this year. I had to look around a bit to find fabric from the PB&J line from Basic Grey by Moda…it was pretty popular last year and I had a hard time finding any available yardage to make my backing.

I finally found some earlier this year and put this quilt together…it only took 18 months!!

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My nephew, Sawyer, was hanging around today so I nabbed him as my human to throw in the pictures!

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Can you even handle this much cute?

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And here’s a look at the binding. I love this fabric but it doesn’t pop like my binding usually does. It blends in with the quilt pretty well but I figure there’s room for all looks in my quilt. And as always, I just love picking out binding fabric. (Even when the selection is slim because the fabrics are hard to find!)

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Oh, and in case you didn’t get enough of this cutie, here is one more!

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So, here’s to finishing the first quilt I ever started!!

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