Thursday, December 22, 2011

My First Quilt

I finished my first quilt.

It’s not my first quilting project…you may remember my very first quilting project, a runner that my grandma helped me with. I hand-quilted that – never again after machine quilting!

But it is my first quilt that I cut all the pieces out, pieced them together and quilted it by machine all by myself. I made this quilt, “Theta Sisterhood Kites”, for my sister for Christmas. I was able to give it to her early because I really wanted to see her open it.


I did hand-sew the binding, but I think it makes for a prettier, clean, finished look.DSC00797

I used a diamond/lattice design to symbolize kites – which are a symbol of the sorority that we are both in – Kappa Alpha Theta. I got the pattern from this baby quilt book, but scaled it to be a larger, lap quilt. 
Keepsake Baby Quilts from Scraps: 9 Baby Quilts to Lovingly Stitch for Your Baby or Grandbaby DSC00804

Our colors are Gold & Black, hence the color scheme.

Here are some other close-ups:

Being able to give this to my sister was such a gift in itself. She is one of my very best friends and making something special for her to keep was a joy.


I love you Miss Em!



Home on the Range Exchange said...

AWESOME JOB! I love your fabric choices. Very very cool.

Shelley said...

Good job, Kelsey!!

Kelsey Pope said...

Thanks ladies! It feels good to be done. :)

Alicia said...

love it! Great Job!!!

Melissa said...

Oh Kels what a precious gift I'm sure she'll cherish for a long time! I love it!