Adventures in quilting

It all started with a bag of my old t-shirts, this pattern, this textile shop, and spiraled out of control from there.

Thanks to my very talented aunts, I was able to learn the best techniques from experts! Since hand quilting my first giant queen comforter, I’ve machine quilted 3 more (smaller) quilts using some on-line tutorials. So far most quilts have been two-sided for two reasons: I can’t choose one quilt top over the other, and I enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to make the top and bottom compliment each other once quilted together.

Now I’m designing my own patterns to push my skills and the limits of my little sewing machine—I can’t stop! Designers have a nice advantage in quilting—I can use Illustrator to quickly create patterns and templates to scale. Cutting and squaring fabric… just like cutting paper with a ruler and exacto knife!

More quilt posts to come… :)


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