Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My 1st finished quilt!

I started my first quilt about 2 1/2 years ago and I finally finished it!  Woo-hoo!!  It started off as a friendship quilt.  There were 12 of us in the group.  We each had a different star pattern and a box with our own fabric.  Every 2 weeks, we rotated our box of fabric and made our pattern using someone else's fabric.  At the end, we each had 12 different star blocks.  I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with my blocks so they kinda sat in my box for a while.  Then Katie was born and they sat for quite a bit longer.  Last summer, I finally decided that I wanted to make it into a quilt to use for our bed, our king-size bed!  So I met with Rachel, who was the one that set up the friendship quilt swap, and she helped me plan out a king size quilt top.  I ended up making 13 more blocks-for a total of 25-and set it diagonally to make it even bigger.  Fortunately, I was able to find a few of the same fabrics for the borders through etsy and then used my scraps for the binding and for a strip on the back too.  I love how it turned out and have already started on my next one:)

My assistants are a little shorter than me!

The back


  1. way to go caroline!!! VERY impressive!!!! and I like your lil assts!!!!

  2. It is absolutely stunning! Your first quilt? I'm so impressed!

  3. I'm sure your assistants are adorable. :) My first quilt does not look anywhere near to great.
    I have made 3 king size quilts in the past 15 years. Love my bed until it is time to make another
    large quilt. lol
    I think I'll make a Swoon quilt with the huge blocks. I'll make one block first to see if I can make
    enough. :)

    1. Did you do the machine or hand quilting as well?