Sunday, April 10, 2011

My First Quilt...

I have decided to just do it
make a quilt
never made one before...



...a very simple one with huge squares
and hugely floral...




...1950's fabrics, new fabrics, discontinued Laura Ashley, Charles Parsons, Lakehouse, Windham, vintage decorator samples, vintage serviettes and curtains
making do and using what I already have...





...at the 'piecing' together stage now
what looks best next to each other....crikey...spread out the dark print...



...pure randomness!



...is there anyone in this bloggy world who has not made a quilt?

for those of you that have, please bear with me as I meekly venture into your world.
Pam

36 comments:

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Pam....


It looks LOVELY...Gorgeous in fact..

& YEP...I can assure you I am ONE who has NOT made a quilt!!~~

loved catching up the other day & your crochet canvases look fab...

Back in old Melbourne town now!!

xxx andrea

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Pam, your quilt is going to be gorgeous! Tam x

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Yay! Brilliant! It looks beautiful.

Are you having fun with it?

Just you wait, one it's done you'll be completely in love with it and you'll start planning the next one.

I think yours will look spectacular.

Good one, Pam!

Cozy Little House said...

I believe I made my first one, stitched and quilted completely by hand, in 1990. It too was simple squares. I made quite a few like that, as I was learning, squares were easy, and I could use scraps. My quilts are some of my most precious possessions aside from photographs. Cherish your first quilt.
Brenda

Lisa said...

I haven't so I think you're awesome just to try it, not to mentions the lovely florals you have there.

x

kirsty@shoproomstudio said...

wow Pam! your squares look fantastic! have fun putting it all together, it's going to look great.

x

theoldboathouse said...

Go for it Pammie. It will look awesome...I like how you have spread out the dark patterns, i would like to make one out of chenille squares...one day ha cheers Katherine

melissa said...

Good on you Pam, Just go for it! All those scrummy florals - it will be beautiful. Careful, you might become addicted! x

*Spring Blossom* said...

WOW that is a lot of floral!!! It will be beautiful when it is done.

I haven't made a quilt before, they look hard but I've got too many other crafty things I like to do so no time for quilting :)

Kate said...

oh me!! i have never made a quilt. your fabrics are sooo lovely! the quilt will look amazing. maybe you can show us step by step when you do start? it might inspire me to give it a go ;) Kate

jess said...

I think it will be a stunning quilt. Can't wait till you have sewn it all. Would love to hear about the process and how you felt about doing it... I would like to make a quilt with big squares... kinda like yours...

GOOD LUCK!!!

Theodora quilts said...

I love it I Love it !!!

Carmel's Closet said...

Oh Pam! That's looking divine. I admire your determination - I've never made one either, but it's always been on the back of my mind. Please keep us up to date on progress. You've pushed me one step closer.
Happy Sunday.
Carmel
x

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, my! love the print squares you chose to use - can't wait to see the result of your quilt...good luck on your adventure. i've never made a quilt (or anything of that nature) but i'm excited for you! xoxo, tracie

Mandy said...

Your fabric choices are gorgeous. I can't wait to see it finished. Have fun piecing it together. xxx

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Ah! be still my beating heart - sigh! Those florals are woderous!
Cant wait to see the end result sometime.
I hand pieced a coupe of baby quilts in the 90's as my first ever. The next one was one for my bed that is still waiting for the bound edges. better get to it or it will take me another two years to do that!!
Had a go with a jelly roll and calico.
Yours however makes mine look like it comes from Kmart!!!!
Irene xxx

Tiff said...

Oh PAM! I am in total awe of you!!!! How GORGEOUS is that quilt going to be?!!!!! I love the fabric you are using and I love that you are using up what you have in your stash (I thought I had a big stash!) and that the material is an eclectic mixture of florals! I am sorry, but I may be the only person to have never given a quilt a go.... I'll see how you go and then I might get brave enough! I think you'll whip it up in no time because you can already see how pretty it will be! X

Linda (Lilly Cottage) said...

Oh pretty!! Loving those rosey fabrics...not many yellows in there..hehehe..I have no doubt you will make the best quilt ever!
Kiss Noises Linda

Sandie's Patch said...

Looking good at this stage!
It's floral and right up my street, so if you don't like it when it's finished.....

Enjoy!

Sandie xx

Paint Me White said...

Pam whow your quilt looks amazing - great job. Sandy x

All things nice... said...

Oh those florals are so pretty, it will be beautiful

All things nice...

Ruby & Rose Interiors said...

That looks so beautiful ~ delicious in fact! I don't sew ~ so I am totally envious. Good luck ~ can't wait to see the progress. Mx

brismod said...

I haven't made a quilt, but I'd love to one day...so this is not boring for me.

It's going to look amazing with all your beautiful collected fabric, Pam. xx

**Anne** said...

Such pretty colours in the floral fabrics you are using. Have fun making your quilt.
Anne xx

Deb said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I think the fabric on the bottom of your close up was my living room drapes many years ago. I have not as yet made a quilt although my husband has done a couple. He wants to know what size your squares are.

Just lovely.

Michaja said...

I have never made a quilt yet Pam! I do want to but never take the time for it. My intention is to make one dat a quilt with all my left overs.
You quilt is going to be stunning! All these flowers. Amazing.
Enjoy the new week Pam.
xxx
Michaja

Blondie's Journal said...

I am loving the fabrics you used...I adore florals and these are just so pretty! I don't quilt so I admire anyone that does. You are going to treasure this forever!

XO,
Jane

delia hornbook said...

O Pam how exciting i am really excited for you ;-)) Lovely use of fabrics so very pretty its going to to be lovely. I am still working on my first quilt but its such a great feeling seeing it all come together. Enjoy it ;-) dee x

Bayside Rose said...

Thank so much to everyone for your supportive and inspiring comments. I just have to do it now don't I?
Have a lovely day. Pam x

Naturally Carol said...

I don't think you will go wrong with that load of georgeous florals..it will look like a flower garden in summer when it is finished. I am sure you will do really well.

Ky said...

That fabric is so you, Pam. It's going to be just beautiful when it's finished.
I've never made a quilt. My mum was into it when I was a teenager, but it's never been my thing.

Heidi said...

this is going to be so beautiful...

Maaike said...

Oh wow, this quilt is going to be Amazing! I am ready to start my first quilt too, this is very very inspiring. Thank you!
Have a great week,
Love Maaike

Sunny Simple Life said...

It is going to be beautiful!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Pam how beautiful all of your fabrics are. It will be a wonderful quilt

fairchildstreet said...

Oh my I love the materials. Charmaine