My First Quilt

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When my husband’s grandmother passed away a few years ago, we inherited a hand full of unfinished quilt squares. They sat in our closet for years. So last year, I had a wild hair and wanted to complete it for my mother-in-law. The quilt squares were from her mother so I felt like she deserved something to remember her by.


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Here is the design and order of the squares with coordinating fabrics for the back of the squares. Each square was hand sewn and not a perfect square. Considering this was my first quilt, I decided that using the quilt-by-the-square method would be the easiest. I have since then used the traditional method of quilting and I really like the quilt-by-the-square method the best.



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I quilted each square then connected them with little pieces of sashing. Then I connected each row with a piece of sashing with quilted solid rows. It was a lengthy process and the quilt was the size of a king bed spread. It was a large project for my first quilt but after the binding was completed, I felt like I could finish any size quilt I decided to tackle. Follow my quilting board on Pinterest!




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