Petal Quilt

5 May

While I should be packing for our Texas trip, I thought I’d take some pictures of my new quilt instead. 😉

I started working on it in January after I got a nice intro to quilting book for Christmas. I’ve been knitting for a long time, and I wanted to start working with a another medium.  I’ve been working on it off and on since then.

In hindsight, I realized what a bad idea it was to start with appliques as my first quilt.  Not fun if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Bella likes to “help” with things like this. 😉

Through a lot of trial and error, I learned how to use my free motion quilting foot.  You can totally tell where I started on this quilt and where I ended up.  By the end of the 24th square, I had definitely gotten the hang of it. 🙂

I also ordered personalized quilt tags.  They’ve got my initials on the front and a mustache on the back.  Why a mustache?  Because mustaches are funny. 😉

4 1/2 months later and it’s finished.  It has a lot of mistakes, but I made the entire thing myself.  I’m really proud of it.  I also really like the pattern.  I think I’ll make it again in a couple years when I’m a little better at it. 😉

And of course, Bella is on hand to quality control.  It’s Bella approved. 😉

Off to pack for Texas.  We leave tomorrow night.  I’ll probably post again when we get there. 🙂

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13 Responses to “Petal Quilt”

  1. Jessica duke May 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Looks beautiful!!!!!!

  2. Mina @ Fertility Doll May 6, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    It looks lovely!

  3. Mary Ann May 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Beautiful! Did you use a pattern? If so, which one was it?

    • Bubble Bath Goddess May 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

      Yep! It was the “Little Leaves” pattern in TE Practical Guide to Patchwork. That book has a lot of great patterns and it explained basic quilting techniques really well. =)

  4. laughingpromises May 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    It turned out beautifully! You’re making me want to give it a go. 🙂

    • Bubble Bath Goddess May 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

      You should! It was actually really good therapy. I listed to Persuasion by Jane Austin while I did everything and kind of zoned out. 🙂

      • laughingpromises May 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

        Oh, that sounds so perfect! That might be one of my yearly goals.

  5. Jeanette May 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Beautiful!

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