Friday, November 19, 2010

Virgin Quilter

Welp, I went and did it. I started my first quilt. Eva kindly suggested I start with something relatively simple (i.e. squares) and generously loaned me a book. I picked the nine patch quilt to make for my guest bedroom.

It will eventually be about 60"X60". I am making it slightly smaller than what the pattern calls for because it will be an extra blanket on a full size bed. I also haven't cut the triangles to go around the sides.

I have a question for you all though. Do you think I need to add another goldish color that is between the light gold and the medium golds? I had one in my hands and then put it back. Now I am thinking I need it.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions!


  1. Yay Sascha!!! It's absolutely beautiful! I really like that you've turned the squares on a diagonal. Congrats on losing your quilt virginity :)

    I don't think you need another yellow...but what do I know?!

  2. Ooh looks great!! I also don't think you need another yellow but if you want one just go for it. Depends on the yellow/blue ratio you want eventually. I can't believe how fast it is coming along!

  3. This looks sooo good!!! Perhaps you've finally given me the courage to start cutting the fabric for my quilt?!?! eeks!

    I like the ratio as is :)

    Good luck with it - can't wait to see more photos!!

  4. Thanks for the advice gals. I am glad you said No to the extra yellow because the more I thought about it, the more I didn't want it. :) Hopefully I'll get to sewing more on it this week.

  5. This looks incredible! I'm hopeless with anything crafty so I am very impressed - especially since it's your first attempt at a quilt.'re one clever lady!