April 23, 2013 at 10:17 am (Home Sweet Home)
Last Christmas, my goal was to purchase mostly handmade gifts made locally. My husband and I already knew what we wanted to get his brother and his new bride, especially since we hadn’t yet sent them a wedding gift: a locally-made quilt. After going to the local quilt shop and browsing at several craft fairs, we settled on a beautiful wall-hanging quilt featuring a salmon in the style of west coast art.
I also liked the idea of getting a bed quilt made for my mother, but the cost of such an item was a bit out of my price range for the time being. Since I’ve always wanted to learn to quilt, I figured now would be as good a time as ever to start learning. So, I marched down to the local quilting store and signed up for a beginner class, and here is the result:
Of course I was eager to learn more and make something else, so I opted into three other classes. Last night I finally finished piecing together my first quilt. It’s supposed to be a lap quilt, but obviously it’s a bit big for that. The quilt will look perfect in my little boy’s room and matches the roman blind I recently made using some of the same fabric that’s in this quilt. I am so pleased with how it turned out.
Now I can’t wait to head down to the quilting store this afternoon to buy fabric for the back. Yay!