Finally! I’m so happy to report that I have completed my first quilt – a plus-design quilt. It was a great project for learning the process, and I have gotten more comfortable using a sewing machine. Special thanks to my Ma for letting me borrow her machine for so long.
Quilting the top, batting, and backing together was a little tricky – I had to get the hang of maneuvering the quilt through the machine. It’s a lot of fabric, and I was only working with a tiny quilt! For the quilting pattern, I outlined the white plus-shapes.
Next came the binding, which turned out to be much easier than expected. I used a French binding method, so I machine sewed the binding to the front of the quilt and then hand stitched the binding to the back. I love how seamless the binding looks from the front, and the hand stitching didn’t take too long (plus I could bring the quilt to the couch and watch a movie since I didn’t have to sit at the sewing machine for this part).
Lastly, I ironed the quilt to make it nice and neat again. Done! This will make a pretty wall hanging, and I can’t wait to start planning the design and fabrics for a larger quilt for the bed and breakfast.