Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Piggy Tales

I'm so excited to have this quilt done!  It was so fun to make!  It's also the first quilt I ever quilted all by myself on my sewing machine!  I don't think I did too bad for my first time?!?!?

It's called "Piggy Tales" from My Lazy Daisy and turned out to be the perfect size for a baby quilt!  (Or a teenage daughter who can't stop cuddling with it!!!)  :o)

This is the back of the quilt . . . all full of minky goodness!  Have any of you sewn with minky before?  I LOVE the feel of minky (I walk down the minky aisle at the fabric store just so I can run my hand along each bolt!), but sewing with it is a bit more tricky than sewing with cotton.  It just didn't "slide" around as I was trying to quilt a simple meandering pattern.  I probably definitely need more practice with quilting, but it was fun for me to see that I CAN ACTUALLY DO IT!!!  :o)

This is a close up shot of the flowers.  I love how they turned out when the quilt was washed!  The kit for "Piggy Tales" already had the flower circles cut out for me so that saved a LOT of time when I put this all together!

This was a quick, easy quilt to finish!  And, most of all, I think it turned out pretty cute!!!  :o)