August 7, 2011

Too Legit, Too Legit to Quit.....

I have made my first official quilt top..... well, I made a few mistakes, but most people couldn't tell where.  I figure since it is my first quilt top - I am allowed a few mistakes.  I messed up the block arrangement, but my friends reassured me they can't see how. I was using Aneela Hooey's Comic Strip Quilt, but forgot to watch my layout of blocks.  As a good quilting friend of mine said, "There are not mistakes, just a refiguring of the pattern".  I think I will go with that (wink).

I have started my second quilt top.  This one is following the tutorial located on Sew Mama Sew and is called Pinwheels in the Park.  Lovely Little Handmades is doing a quilt along.  There is no tutorial to follow on the blog, but more of an encouragement through her blog as you make the quilt.  It has been really enjoyable so far.  Go take a look and see if you would like to make one.

I also spent time yesterday cutting out 328 triangles to make two zig zag quilts for  friend who had her twins several months ago.  Maybe I will finally finish them before  they turn 30!!


  1. Congratulations! Your quilt looks terrific - don't think of it as a mistake but your interpretation of the design. I adore pinwheels and I like your fabrics. Ann :-)

  2. i love your comic strip quilt!! it is going to be beautiful when it is done!!

    i'm so glad you are doing the pinwheels in the park quilt too!! your blocks so far look sew lovely! :)

  3. Your pinwheel blocks look great! I am doing the quilt also. There is a flickr page for the quilt along if you would like to post your progress. It is at this link:

  4. Never forget the 4-foot rule--if you can't see the mistake from 4-feet away--what mistake?

    Your first quilt looks way better than my first one.

  5. I love your color choices!! SO spunky and fun. I'm so happy you joined Kerri and I on our quilt along!

  6. WoW! what an amazing quilt indeed. .love it.


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