Sunday, January 25, 2009

I just can't believe it!!!


So I decided to start a new hobby. I know...am I crazy or WHAT?? With scrapbooking, jewelry making, scarve making, reading, children and lets not forget a full time job...why would I think I would have time for something else??? Well it hit me a few weeks back that it would be wonderful to make quilts for Christmas. I wanted to do a handmade Christmas this next year so what better than quilts right? Well first off I don't sew. Nor do I pretend that I know how. So it was a little much for me to be thinking I could do this. And when I actually went shopping for the first fabrics I thought I was going to have an anxiety attack. My OCD kicked in and I wasn't sure all my patterns would be right...if the colors would be right...oh it was a crazy morning. Just ask my husband...he went with me...lol.
Well Friday night I started cutting out my pieces. 12x12 blocks and let me just say those are HARD to cut on a scrapbooking cutter that is only 14 x 10! But I did it. I got all 32 squares cut. Saturday I spent the morning finishing cutting and then attempting to cut batting. That was a sight.
Then came the sewing. Lord help me. I was a nervous wreck. It took me 30 minutes just to get the spools and thingies on there...lol. After 4 hours I had all the squares made with an X and then started sewing it together. Today I did the snipping for the rag part and washed it.
And here ladies and gentlemen is my very FIRST quilt (rag quilt)!!! I am so proud. I need to snip a few areas and run a lint brush over it and my FIRST Christmas present for 2009 is DONE! Woohoo

22 comments:

mindakims said...

oh becky, that is just beautiful and looks so snuggly!

emily said...

Bravo, my dear. Now....go out and get yourself a large quilting self-healing mat for your scrapbook table. Cuz you're gonna be making more quilts, I can tell ya. Some extra blades for your rotary cutter, too. Like scrapping, it's an addiction, I tell ya.

Nikki said...

Oh it's beautiful Becky! I wouldn't know the first thing of how to do one, but I do know it takes a lot of time! Gorgeous!

Bree/Reilly said...

that is a beautiful quilt...congrats on your first one.

Just Me said...

This is gorgeous!! I love it! I have quilted before but never done a rag quilt. Where did you find the pattern? I have done log cabin quilts and some other smaller ones but would love to try a rag quilt. I have so many scraps and you made this one look fabulous!! Great job!!

createdmonster said...

You did a wonderful job!!! I used to love quilting....

latte_grande said...

Becky, it's BEAUTIFUL!! I'm so proud of you, and holy COW did you ever get it done fast! You make me all excited to get started on mine!

NancyJones said...

IM soooo proud of youuuuu. although I was about to have a panic attack just reading this rofl. You know I don't sew either roflmbo.

I will just live vicariously through you!!

Brandy said...

oh my gosh! How can you give this away, it's amazing?!!!! I have always wanted to learn to quilt. I tried several years back and couldn't cut a decent square to save my life so I just gave it up. You have inspired me to give it another go!

R said...

I am so proud of you.
My god.
How beautiful.
Vera would be dancing to see this-
Well- she probably has.
OhMyGoodness how pretty.
You chose PERFECT fabric.
WowOwoW

Heather Plank said...

Wow this looks so amazing and warm! Love it!!!! But I had to laugh at your post - why do we always try to cram more into our schedules when we already do so much???

Dawn said...

Becky it looks so cozy! you did a wonderful job!

Michelle said...

Becky...it is gorgeous...whoever receives this will love it! Makeing a quilt is on my life list...so this one looks very doable and simple compared to others. Did you get the pattern online and if so, where?

Nikki said...

wow!!! fabulous job!!!!

Holly said...

O this is beautiful!! I want one ;)

If you wouldnt mind posting directions (yup step by step) that would be great.. :) After seeing yours I really want to try now :)

Holly - scrapthatpaper

Emily said...

See, I told you, you could do it. I know first hand how talented you are. You'll be making more quilts than me here pretty soon! LOL
Congratulations, and it looks absolutely fantastic!

mama_in_pajamas said...

Great quilt Becky! I made my first quilt top a year ago. Still need to get it quilted though!

R said...

Stopped by to look again!
xoR

gab423 said...

Ok...that is most impressive!

Patti H said...

wow it is stunning. love the colours. I hope you get my name at Christmas LOL

Laurajean said...

Holy Smokes Becky....this is absolutely beautiful girl....I so LOVE it...don't sew...HA!!!

WTG girl ;)

scrappermimi said...

Totally fab girl, love it! I can't believe you did it so quickly!