I’ve picked this first quilt to share as a way to illustrate the ways in which I’m growing in terms of my skill as a quilter. This was a quilt I made for my little nephew last August. I picked it because I LOVE the center panel with the animal alphabet and I chose other fabrics from the line to make two outer borders and the binding. The backing was a super soft minky matching the green in the prints. I dressed it up by putting the label info on the front of the quilt with embroidery in the first and last squares of the panel. The squiggly quilting in the border was my first attempt at free motion quilting.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Hello out there in blogland. This blog is my creative journal where I look forward to sharing my sewing and quilting projects with you. I am a working mom 2 years married with a 1 year old son. I first started sewing during my pregnancy as part of my nesting (hence the title of this blog, New Nest). At first it started with little home décor projects like curtains for my kitchen and table linens and then became making things for my baby. I soon found myself sewing more and more quilts and gifts for other loved ones to celebrate their new homes, marriages and babies. I decided to create New Nest Designs so that I can share my own patterns. I hope you enjoy them and I look forward to being a part of this vibrant online community of quilters and sewists.