Saturday, July 31, 2010


Congratulations!!! With 176 comments It was definitely too hard to choose... so i popped over to the Random Number Generator.... and out popped 3 winners! Drum roll....................................................

1st Winner ( fabric and pattern)
No. 102
Stephanie said... My first quilt was too small (seam allowances)
It was a mini quilt to start with but mine was a mini mini LOL
Lesson learned ;) 

2nd Winner (pattern)
No. 134
Jennifer said...My biggest quilting mistake?? Using a high-loft polyester batting and hand quilting the quilt. It was my first quilt and I had a huge problem with the batting pulling through to the top {bearding}. I finally got it under control and even though it was a mess, I still love it because it's my first quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. Jennifer :)

3rd Winner (pattern)
 Trisha said... Fun giveaway! My biggest mistake was making a St Louis Star quilt for my little blond haired blue eyed baby girl. Why was that a mistake? Because it ended up looking like a quilt covered in swastikas and I didn't even see it until a friend pointed it out. I was mortified (of course) and packed it away. I laugh about it now but it wasn't so funny then!! I blogged about it here where you can see a picture...

A Big Thank You to all who entered!! Winners.....I'll be in contact!! It was so fun, sitting reading all about your first quilts and disasters. I think everyone who buys fabric for the first time should be given a book..
with a few simple tips on....

1. Seam Allowance
2. How to line up seams
3. Which batting to use
 4. Walking foot or hand quilting instructions
 5. How to bind!

These few little tips we have all learnt along the way....which may have saved us alot of time spent UNPICKING!!!! oooh i don't even like to say the word.

Some pictures of my first quilt....
On face value, it might not look too bad.

But then you look up close and you see....?

Stitching in the ditch.....which seam do i follow?? 
How bout straight down the middle!!

A bit of this....

And a bit of that!.....I think I even basted my layers together on carpet!! NO!!!

 My binding, i folded in half and hand stitched...then comes the corners? Lets just say I cut, folded over and hand stitched again.....mmm bit dodgy!

And you remember what I said about my borders!!!!

But hey, to a non-quilter?? who would ever know the difference!

Thanks so much for entering my Giveaway... and if your in for another Giveaway, you have to check out Saffron's Blog.. she is giving some fabric from her new line... Its Gorgeous!!


  1. Oh how you have grown! It is nice to look back on our beginnings...and smile! Congrats to your winners!

  2. Yes, haven't we come a long way! Love that stitching in the ditch. I'm not laughting at you I'm laughing with you! Love you xx

  3. Yay! Thanks so much!

    You have grown so much as a quilter... look at your first quilt and now you are designing them! I'm very impressed :)


  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
    I am so excited about making my own Sand Castles!

  5. I did the same thing you did on the first quilt I made and quilted. Luckily, it was for my 2 yr old niece and she won't notice that the seams didn't quite match up and when that happened I just quilted down the middle!


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