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I made a quilt! It is SO far from perfect but I made it. I apparently do things big or not at all because my only real previous sewing experience was 4 stockings and sewing on scrapbook paper. That’s it.
I didn’t do a ton of planning beforehand. I had some fabric from the Arizona collection by April Rhodes so I kind of just mixed and matched what I had and bought some solids to go along with it. I wasn’t crazy about the top when I finished putting it together, but it’s growing on me and this really was meant to be a quilt we could really use even while camping so perfection wasn’t needed.
I followed this tutorial while googling/YouTubing different things along the way. I kept getting stuck on how to do the actual quilting part so I finally just went for it. There are a million tutorials on how to do it which was really overwhelming! The only change I had to make was increasing the thread tension a bit. Other than that it was pretty simple!
I didn’t wash the fabrics ahead of time because I really wanted that crinkly/worn in look after it was washed. The only downside to that was my navy fabric bled onto my white making it a bit grey, which is fine for this quilt, but may not be ok for others.
I’d like another one with more white space and maybe some triangles. Have you made a quilt before? I say go for it, because if I can do it. You can definitely do it. It took me like 3 months to figure out how to properly thread my machine lol!!