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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Bennett’s Quilt

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Recently my little sister turned the big “13.” I’m so proud of her and what she has accomplished and who she is becoming. So in celebration of her fun and vibrant personality, I wanted to make her something that she could keep forever – a quilt. I had looked at these matching prints for sometime now trying to figure out how to use them together. They each speak boldly for themselves so I knew I didn’t want to go too crazy in figuring out a quilting pattern. I call it my modern quilt. “Let the pattern speak for itself!”

Each light matching piece of fabric had an opposite matching pattern in dark. So I decided to alternate dark and light patterns on the front and a fun and loud dark pattern for the back. The sashing is a loud light pattern. All of the patterns are bold with a little sparkle!

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