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Friday, August 13, 2010

First attempt at quilting, sort of

August 12,2010

I have to say right off the bat, that I've never been interested in quilting. To me it takes way to long before you can see the end result, I'm to impatient I guess, I want to see my finished work as soon as possible. Now my mom quilts, ALOT, she has made quilts for all four of my kids and she made quilts for my 2 granddaughters. My youngest granddaughter still who is 4 sleeps with hers and it's her "blankey".

I was at the fabric store awhile back and they had a good price on x-mas material so I bought a few yards, a few is what I tell my husband anyway, and then I went to look in the books for a pattern. I've said before that I've never looked in the craft part of the books, until I found that purse pattern, so I looked in there for something to make out of the x-mas material.

A pattern jumped out at me with aprons on it, and it also had an oven mitt, and 2 different potholders on it. I actually bought it thinking I would make the half apron. Now all this happend at least 2 monts ago, but I've been busy sewing for the granddaughters, and trying to get more things sewn up to show potential customers, anyway it's been sitting not making itself for some reason.

To be honest when ever I get a new pattern I look over the directions and the pieces to see what all goes into making it. Well the real reason, besides being busy, I did'nt do it yet is it looked complicated. I did'nt have anything else to sew so I got it out and thought I'd try the oven mitt, and was a little intimidated because it is quilting and it did'nt make a whole lot of sense by just reading it, so I plunged in and went step by step, and the picture above is the outcome. I think it is so CUTE.

I could'nt stop at just making the oven mitt, I was on a roll, I was QUILTING now, so I made the matching pot holder today, and it turned out really well also. You can't really tell in the picture of the pot holder, but there is white thread going across the red and red thread going across the green, kindof makes the quilting stand out more. They were'nt that hard to do, once I sat down and did it, and I'm very pleased with the results.

At the top of my page I said quilting sort of, because even though it is quilting, it's not a big project like a quilt or something of that nature, but I think my mom who is a quilter, would say if it says quilting in the directions, than your a QUILTER. Yea mom. So........x-mas presents for everyone.

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look at my different projects, and I'll keep trying to surprise you and myself with what I try to do next.

dsthreadsdownsouth out for now.


  1. Well, you gotta start somewhere! LOL Your projects are very nice. I love piecing quilts, but I haven't worked on any in years. I suppose when my grands get too old to sew for I can go back to making quilts.

  2. You've made a great start Doreen. The quilted lines look really neat. I'm sure anyone would be pleased to receive them for Xmas. Can't wait to see what you 'quilt' next. How about just quilting some fabric, and making a bag?? You are really finding your way with it all now. I'm so pleased to be following your journey with this. Lovely to be your friend.