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Friday, May 27, 2011

Adventures in Quilting

I am the most amateur of quilting novices since I've never even made a quilt - however, what I lack in experience I make up for with sheer enthusiasm.

This leads me to my current crafting project: two twin-size patchwork quilts (inspiration & a basic how-to from Cherry Menlove).

The fabric

Cutting squares
(I used our big wood cutting board and a salt cellar as a weight)

The first quilting casualty
 (never cut towards your hand)

Laying out the quilt

The hardest part so far has been cutting the squares, but only because it takes patience and precision (I'm more of an immediate gratification, "who cares about lines," kinda' gal).  This is definitely one of those "no short-cuts allowed" type of projects.

I'll keep you updated on my progress!


  1. I've taken up quilting, too! I took a night class a few months ago, and made a bunch of squares. Now I need to figure out how to finish it. It looks great! Keep us updated!

  2. Cool! I'd love to see a pic. I'm worried about the finishing part too...but I figure I'll just deal with it when I get there (if ever)

  3. I can't wait to see it finished. Nice work! And so American. Perfect cabin decor!