My Quilting Cherry..

by Kate on July 29, 2009

has been POPPED!

Mum was here all last week and because she is such a fantastic help with the kids I managed to finish the 9 Square One-a-Day quilt. This is the first quilt where I have seen through the whole process…from start to finish…what a fantastic feeling!

A few key things I have learnt whilst quilting this baby is how important it is to get the 1/4 inch seam, especially when you are straight line quilting. Everything needs to be symmetrical because boy… those straight lines show up ALL the wonky bits! I have since realised that my Bernina came with a No’ 57 foot…I cannot believe I didn’t find this sooner!

I need A LOT more practice on the actual quilting side of things but overall I am really pleased with the outcome.

Red solid binding from Prints Charming and the quilt is backed in a grey cotton with teenie white African animals (forgot to photogragh).

The quilt measures 36″x43″ – small but perfect for this:

And before I forget, the WINNER of the PINK GIVEAWAY is: Sophie – Chez Sophie ‘Hey, just found you from blueberry park. Fab fabrics, can i join in with your giveaway. Luv Sophie xx’ Congratulations!!

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynn July 29, 2009 at 8:22 am

Your quilt is beautiful! Congratulations!

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2 Erin K July 29, 2009 at 8:45 am

This is beautiful! I love the beige/red thing you have going on here.

I demand you make more quilts from start to finish! :)

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3 Cathy July 29, 2009 at 9:04 am

Oh wow Kate, this one is gorgeous. i love that red it does make it pop!! Beautiful xo

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4 gret July 29, 2009 at 9:13 am

Lovely!

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5 Maree: July 29, 2009 at 9:16 am

Fantastic Kate…love your fabrics…know what you mean about the 1/4" seam….

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6 sophie July 29, 2009 at 9:25 am

It's just stunning, congratulations.

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7 RED PEPPER QUILTS July 29, 2009 at 9:54 am

Kate, the quilt is wonderful! How satisfying is it when you have completed q quilt yourself! I am so glad that you have given the quilting process a go, it looks like you have done a really terrific job. It does get easier each time! You definitely need to invest in a quarter inch foot, it sure makes life easier.

Your daughter looks like she is very pleased with HER new quilt!

Rita

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8 Bianca Jae Makes Stuff July 29, 2009 at 9:57 am

Congratulations!! It looks so fresh. Beautiful. Welcome to the dark side ;) xox

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9 Mark July 29, 2009 at 10:00 am

Congratulations! It looks fantastic! I love how the red pops!

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10 Lurline July 29, 2009 at 11:20 am

Oh, that little one is picture perfect – a photo to treasure forever! Lovely quilt, too, Kate!
Hugs – Lurlineā™„

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11 Bloom July 29, 2009 at 11:26 am

Congratulations! A beautiful first quilt! So fresh & happy. I love it! Linen, white sashing & a splash of red – great combination.

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12 Aimee July 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Beautiful, beautiful! The title of your post made me laugh. The splashes of red in the center are perfection!

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13 Mel July 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm

oh Kate! You're all grown up now ;)

What an inspiration you are as I slowly plod along with my green tiles. I love your fabric selection and combination – really pleasing to the eye!

Great shot of a very happy girl snuggling under it too!

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14 erica July 29, 2009 at 1:57 pm

This is darling! What an accomplishment! I am sure there will be many more to come. Well, at least I hope!

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15 Leonie Guld July 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Kate, It is BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations x

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16 comfortstitching July 29, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Your nine patch looks a treat! The red binding just sets it all off amazingly well!! As for the quilting it looks pretty fine to me!

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17 Polka Dot Daze July 29, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Oh bother I did miss out! That will teach me for being a bad blogger! And not reading what everyone is up to lately. Anyway, gorgeous quilt! Well done!

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18 Kate July 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm

It is beautiful!

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19 Amy July 29, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Great work! Love the color choices.

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20 Andi July 29, 2009 at 9:15 pm

So, you've popped your cherry! I feel a bit of a voyeur reading all about it.
But what a lovely result. Well done!! Beautiful quilting.
Andi :-)

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21 Annie July 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm

yes, perfect for this, I love it.

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22 Sandrine July 29, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Gorgeous like your little model!

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23 Tania July 29, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Well done Mrs! As always, impeccable fabric choices…

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24 Lea July 30, 2009 at 8:34 am

gorgeous fabrics and i love the stark contrast of the white with your blocks. beautiful work.

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25 m.e (Cathie) July 30, 2009 at 10:13 am

wow Kate!! it's gorgeous. LOVE the fabrics and it definitely is perfect for your gorgeous little Miss.
:)

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26 Alison July 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Miss M looks mighty pleased with that!! It;s beautiful Kate – simple and clean and not over quilted. I do hope you get a lot of satisfaction out of using it :)

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27 Indie House July 31, 2009 at 5:56 am

It's gorgeous!

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28 Bed Linen August 1, 2009 at 2:21 am

This is gorgeous. I love the colors.

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29 Katy August 2, 2009 at 8:16 am

love love love love love love love!!!!!!!!!!!!

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30 Sara August 2, 2009 at 8:17 am

It is beautiful and I love the color combos you used. I need some inspiration here as I am struggling to finish mine and this is certainly motivating me. And yes, isn't that foot the BEST!

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31 Sophie - Chez Sophie August 3, 2009 at 7:33 am

Hi Kate
I'm so excited about winning your giveaway, sorry I haven't posted about it yet but have been away with family. Am posting tonight and will be linking to you.
Thanks Again, Love the quilt by the way.
Love Sophie xxxx

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32 Leslie August 3, 2009 at 3:12 pm

this is amazing…i love the colors and fabrics, everything. great job

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33 Katie Horrocks August 6, 2009 at 4:38 am

this quilt is stunning. I have fallen in love with it. Love the colour combo. Do you ever go to sleep or are you on the go the whole time?

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