Primitive Quilts and Projects

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Making My First Quilt!

Hi everyone!

I've decided it's finally time for me to make a quilt. I've grown up in a family of quilters, I've worked for PQP for three years and still haven't learned to quilt. So I wandered around the Woolen Willow this morning and my eyes went straight to Edyta Sitar's Laundry Basket Quilts fabric (I love everything she makes!) I first fell in love with her designs at Spring Quilt Market last year in Portland, OR.
So now I have two jelly rolls and a charm pack:

I'm sure between my mom, Aunt Jeni and Aunt Gretchen, I can come up with a design, but I'd also like input from our followers. If you have any ideas for a beginner quilt, please share them with me! I'm so excited to get started :)

Thanks!! 
Leah

 



15 comments:

  1. Edyta has a pattern that uses a charm pack it is a trio of table runners. Would be a great project to learn the basics.

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    1. I will look for that! Thank you!

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  2. The quilt called "Turning 20" is a nice beginner pattern that is a favorite in one of the quilt shops I visit.

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  3. Turning 20 is a good choice ; I concur.

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  4. Two Jelly Rolls and 1 focus fabric make a great disappearing nine patch :)

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  5. Good for you. Leah! I hope you enjoy it and become as addicted as the rest of us! You can use this new talent for the rest of your life! Have fun!

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  6. That is exciting and hopefully this will be your first quilt of many! My very first quilt was a log cabin (king size...what was I thinking!?). That or a 9 patch would be good for a beginner. Have fun and I hope you share your progress along the way!

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely share my progress!

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  7. Yay Leah! Sew Graceful Quilting has a great beginner pattern. Simply 9 is the name - it's very forgiving. No matching up seams except for when you sew blocks together.
    You've got a bunch of great mentors around you.

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    1. Thanks, Kay! I hope to see you in Pittsburgh!

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