Sewing my First Quilt

Tuesday, Mar 12 - posted by Ericka

 For some time now both Jessica and I have wanted to try our hand at making a quilt. Of course, our focus is primarily on clothing design and construction.     We always see so many amazing quilts at market, so we decided it was time to give it a go!  

Last fall in Houston at the International Quilt Market we were visiting the Remnant Fiber Culture booth, and fell in love with quilts.  Jessica, the owner, has an amazing eye for putting together gorgeous prints and choosing fabrics!  She had super cool quilts hanging in her booth that were modern and colorful.          Best of all, she sold them as kits, so they were recreate-able!

This past week I have been putting together my first quilt, and am using a simple pattern from Villa Rose Designs

I used the Eureka Pattern for this quilt, as it looked the least intimidating.

For fabric, I decided to use Hope Chest from Josephine Kimberling of Blend Fabrics.

Blend Fabrics have a super soft quality and I love the vintage look of this line.

First I cut all the fat quarters down to the right size and ironed them all nice and crisp.

Then I pieced all of the strips together.

My helper had lost all interest by this point!!  Lol!!

After I cut down all the blocks and sewed them back together as the pattern directed, I had this cute quilt!

I added on a border.

I just love it!!  Now I just have to sew on the batting and back then have it quilted and binded!! Here is the fabric I have chosen for the back side.

I think that I might be hooked on quilts now!  I am already excited to try another design and was pouring over my fabric stash last night to find the perfect prints!  Let me know if you have any tips for me or a suggestion for a wonderful quilt pattern to try!

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