So you are ready to make your first quilt. Excited? Of course you are! Choosing just the right pattern for a first quilt will enable you to finish the quilt and enjoy your success. It’s always a good idea to start small. Go for a pattern that features simple blocks and only straight lines, squares and rectangles. Save the triangles for your next quilt. A table runner, baby quilt or lap quilt are all good choices for a first project.
You’ll learn about quick piecing with Ready, Set, Go and the seam matching is kept to a minimum. Finishing at 45″ x 63″ it’s just right for tossing on the couch so it brightens the room.
Easy as 10…11…12 is just that easy. These three quick quilts are in three sizes. The smallest is just right for a baby, the medium for a toddler and the largest for a preteen. Finish all you and you are going to be so hooked on quilting!
Easy Bake isn’t quite as quick as a cake in an Easy Bake oven but it won’t take that much longer. And it’ll be as bright and fun as the fabrics you choose.
Turn The Table is a table runner pattern that is so easy but so striking that you’ll probably find yourself using this pattern over and over again. Instructions are included for the “quilt as you go” method, or you can choose to finish it in the traditional way.
The Log Cabin Star is made with only straight cuts of fabric but you’ll see angles. The log cabin block is so easy and so versatile…. so many different layouts are possible. This quilt measures 22″ square. Use it as a wall hanging or a table topper.
My first quilt was a log cabin design and the time I spent playing around with the layouts is when I really became hooked. I started too large – a queen size! – but I did finish. The quilt is on the bed in our master bedroom and I still love it, mistakes and all!
Go ahead, if you haven’t already, take the plunge! You’ll be so glad you did!