Monday, January 11, 2010

The first two rag quilts I've made

Here are photos of the first two rag quilts I've made. The first one I made using flannel squares on both the back and front with batting in the middle. It is rather small, probably close to crib size. I consider it my learning version, although I made it to match my youngest DD's room, so she can use it for all her stuffed animal critters. I made this over Christmas break 2008.

The second quilt I made I made for me, in colors I liked. The back is a chocolate brown flannel, and this time I used cotton fabric squares for the front with batting in the middle. We need to redo our master bedroom, and I'm hoping to follow the color pallet in this quilt. I made this quilt last fall after the kids started school, in 2009.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My first post on a new blog for the new year!

Well, I decided I needed to start a new blog to keep track of my sewing & crafting endeavors. I've only been sewing for maybe a year now, and have made a couple of rag quilts, so I'm no expert as far as sewing goes. But I would like to learn more, and sew more, and thought I could use this blog as a tool to keep track of projects and share them. I would love to be able to make some traditional quilts, and that is my goal.

My middle DD is 10, and this is her 3rd year in the Sewing program in 4-H. My youngest DD also joined last year, so this is now her second year in the program. I have learned alongside them and using the internet. My mom did try and teach me many times as a kid how to sew, but I was a tomboy and had no interest then.

So there you go. I will try and post pic's of the few projects I have made, and maybe those the girls have made as well. So check back soon! Also, If you are new to sewing, I have posted some great learn to sew books on Amazon below.

Sew Fast Sew Easy: All You Need to Know When You Start to Sew
Start to Sew: All the Basics Plus Learn-to-Sew Projects
You Can Make It Learn To Sew- Level 1

Or a great idea for your little one!
Alex Toys My First Sewing Kit