Becky's giveaway is on now. Check it out here. LOVE those castles!
As part of the giveaway Becky is asking about the biggest mistake you made on your first quilt. Well, I've been avoiding sharing my first quilt because it is such a shocker. But I think now is the time to reveal it in all its shonkiness. The story starts out nice enough. My mother was given this cute little fabric panel by my Aunty Dinah when I was born.
Mum never made it into a quilt, but I kept in my glory box so I could make a quilt for my first child. Despite my best intentions it took 18 months to put this together, but I was so proud to give it to my daughter Sarah for her first birthday. I used a high loft polyester batting, polycotton yellow fabric for the back and binding, and ofcourse polyester black thread for the quilting. Now here's where it gets really good. I made lovely big knots on the back to secure the beginning and end of my quilting, and the stitches were ginormous (it was hard going hand quilting through that mattress).
Puckers... what puckers?
I don't even know how I attached the binding, but its definitely not right. I machine stitched it on the back and hand stitched it on the front??
I've thought about pulling it apart and redoing it many times, but there's just something about it that makes me smile, knowing that that was my best effort three short years ago. Anyway, that thick batting is nice and comfy for babies to roll around on.
Now, go share your story here.