My friend Amy invited me to come to her house this summer so I could learn how to make a quilt.
I had trouble once again with blogger not doing what I wanted it to do with regards to combining pictures with words (duh!), so I am giving the commentary separately here.
This was my first "real" quilt project ever, and Amy guided me through it....I am still not quite sure I could do this entirely on my own, but I am mighty proud. I did most of the cutting and most of the sewing and most of the tying, while she figured all the quantities of fabric and did all the ironing (the pieces must be ironed after each addition of a strip) and all the running through of the ties and the final border because I had to go back home.
So thanks Amy for letting me pretend that I made a quilt! :)
For those of you in the know, it is a strip quilt, nine patch log cabin, and tied not quilted.
I think I go all that right.
My finger was still mightily bandaged at the time, but I managed to machine sew with it quite well. I am now almost all healed up and am back to knitting.
But learning how to make that quilt was a wonderful experience! We especially like that stained glass effect we got from holding the quilt top up to the window before we assembled it.