I did it: I finished my first real quilt, using Elise’s tutorial. It is about 45″ x 60″ and covered in flowers and foxes and birds. The triangles don’t quite line up, and the binding isn’t 100% even, but I couldn’t love the quilt more.
I ironed and cut the fabric while watching Portlandia episodes with Dan. While he studied on the couch in the guest/craft room, I sewed all the squares and strips together as we listened to, and sang along with, our favorite playlists. (My favorite: a Broadway mix. His favorites: a cappella and Casey Abrams and Mumford & Sons.)
Now I’m turning my crafting focus to catching up on Project Life and sewing stuffed animals for our friends’ and cousin’s soon-to-be babies, but I’m already dreaming up my next two quilts: another lap-sized one for the office and a t-shirt quilt.
What are you crafting lately?
Other beautiful quilt projects that look suitable for beginners:
How to make a triangle quilt from enJOY it
Modern ombre + b/w triangle quilt from See Kate Sew
Pretty solid colored triangle quilt from enJOY it
Strip & flip quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew
15 tips on making your first quilt from Wild Olive
Broken herringbone square from Play Crafts