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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Update On My Quilt for Kids

I started on my quilt for the Quilts for Kids organization this weekend. I have never made a quilt before, I have made quilted bags, vest and some smaller items but a quilt is a little larger!

I received my kit from Quilts For Kids about ten days ago and I have been so excited and anxious to get started.   So far it is going well.  I have the quilt top finished ( well except for adding the border) and it looks pretty good!   I am actually proud of it, there are a couple of places that are not exactly right, but on the whole it is good.

First I sewed the strips together.  I then cut them into 3 1/2 X 6 1/2 inch rectangles( really 2 squares), then I paired them into blocks of 2 rectangles (or 4 squares)

I then alternated a 4 square block with a solid block..  6 rows of 5 blocks across.  After making all the rows across I sewed them all together.  Making sure all the points line up is a bit tricky, but I really had no trouble with that.  It really was pretty easy, if you can sew a strait stitch you can make this simple quilt!





These are photos are the finished top.  I am on Fall Break all this week and hope to complete the quilt by the weekend.   I do have to go to the dentist tomorrow ( I would rather give birth again to my son that weighed 11.4 pounds  then go to the dentist!) but hopefully I will only be out of commission one day!   I will update when finished!

 Happy Sewing!

 check out my other post about Quilts For Kids...
http://glosews.blogspot.com/2011/10/quilts-for-kids.html#more
http://glosews.blogspot.com/2011/10/free-kit-from-quilts-for-kids.html

10 comments:

Frugal in WV said...

I've never had the patience for quilts, it looks great! Thanks for the follow, following you back :) Have a great week!

TheOtherSideofCool said...

Good luck at the dentist- it's never as bad as we think it'll be! And this quilt is gorgeous! You are so nifty with a needle, any kid would be lucky to receive this, really love the plane motif xx

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Glo Sews said...

Thanks for the comments! I know I will do fine at the dentist, don't know why they scare me so much! I just hate going! Thanks for the encouragement!
Have a wonderful day!

Candice said...

Awesome job with the quilt! I don't have the patience or skill for that :( I love the fabrics too...so fun! I'm your newest follower from the hop and would love for you to follow back:

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corabeth said...

That looks awesome!!! I LOVE quilts and have always wanted to make one.


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Green Apple Ideas said...

How Cute! I have a nephew that loves planes.

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Glo Haynes said...

Thanks for the comments guys, I have the borders sewn on and hope to quilt it either tonight or tomorrow. Hope you all have a great day.

App Savvy Mama said...

I'm our newest follower via GFC and
Congratulations! You've been awarded the Liebster Blog Award! You can check the details of this award here: http://appsavvymama.blogspot.com/

Cecelia~

Have a good night!!!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Very cute! I hope to learn how to quilt someday. :)

Shanda said...

Fun and cute! I've never quilted but love the work involved. Visiting form the 40 and over hop