The Hawkins Family

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My Quilt

Now to catch up on past moments...I learned how to quilt! Kathleen's mom, Sandy aka Honey, was in town for Mother's Day. Mrs. Fitzpatrick is an awesome quilter and also teaches classes. She offered to teach Kathleen and I how to quilt in one weekend. The rules were that we have fabric in hand and all the tools that we needed. What an adventure! I had the best time. We learned how to make a rail fence quilt...easiest one to learn get your feet wet. I posted pictures of the project along the way. Thanks Mrs. Fitzpatrick for your time and instruction!!

Testing out my 1/4" seem on a test piece on Nana Byers' late 50's model Kenmore machine. They don't make them like they used to!

Using the rotary cutter to cut strips...not as easy as it sounds.

Laying my pattern out to be sewn together.

Kathleen's quilt...getting pieced together.

Kathleen is visiting her mom now and is coming back to teach me how to bind off the quilt. When I get the final step, I promise to post the finished product!


Davita said...

I am so jealous! I've always wanted to learn to quilt. Probably one of those things I do not have enough patience for. : )

The Perkins' said...

I love the fabric swatches! Good taste! You are guite the creative one, meaning that you love new adventures! You must get that from mom, I know I didn't get it. Anyway, love the guilt!