Monday, January 19, 2009

my first quilt ever...



okay, so this is only the top, I haven't made the bottom yet or put the binding on or anything. that part I am a little scared of... since I have never done this before and I am just learning from a book. oh and I wish I had hand-dyed the orange, so it wasn't such a processed looking color. Actually I wish I had dyed all this fabric, just to take the edge off of it. problem is, I don't know if that is good for babies since they tend to suck on their blankets.

does anyone know of some type of online quilting block calculator or something that would help me design my own quilt pattern without having to hurt my brain? I just followed and altered a pattern for this one, but I would like to do something of my own design next time.

3 comments:

Alice said...

OH COOL! So on my list of things to do before the baby comes is to make a quilt from all my fabric from Tonga and Africa. Mine won't be as neat though.

mer said...

Oh, that is fabulous fabric.

Anonymous said...

Just whipped up a quilt in all your spare time, huh? Katie girl, you NEVER cease to amaze me. Where do you get your fearless drive into the unknown? I have thought about making a quilt for oh, like, 27 years! - and you beat me to it! Keep up the good work, doll - what you can accomplish is off the charts! This quilt is really cool looking - almost forgot to say that! Love you, MOM