My Very First Quilting Project
I wanted to make my mom a quilt for her 60th birthday. She has loved quilts for many years and I thought this would be a great surprise for her! Being a bit of a procrastinator (and being terrified I would mess it up!) I only had 10 days to learn how to quilt and make this project. God bless good books! I had a great 'first-time' quilting book that walked me through the process.
I did a simple single-patch quilt using some batiks in earth tones and patterns that my mom loves. I then machine quilted in an echo pattern using monofilament thread on top (to hide my imperfect technique!). I wanted to include photos of her 3 granddaughters, so I printed them on iron-on fabric.
Mom was very surprised! Yay!