Today I'd like to share with you my first handmade quilt! I saw this project on See kate sew off of a friends pinterest page and just fell in love with the big triangles and the contrasting colors. I knew I had to have one for our future baby girl!
This project scared me though, I am not an experienced sewer, I only really started sewing this past January, before that all I could sew were buntings, nothing complicated. So every time I finished one step and had to move on to the next I would panic a bit thinking 'what if I mess up this next step and all the previous hours and hours of work were for nothing...' I know, not a very positive way of thinking.
In the end though I was able to make the quilt all on my own! It's not perfect (especially the back side) but I love it just the same:)
To see how to start just follow the instructions on See kate sews blog, choose your 6 fabrics and cut 19 triangles out of each fabric using her template (or use the dimensions and create one with your silhouette, that's what I did).
I then printed out her template layout from her blog. Following the numbers assemble all the triangles you'll need for the first row and put them in the right order (do that for each row before you start sewing!)
Next you'll have to choose your fabric for the back, I got one that was white with black lines. Lay it flat on the floor. next time I think I will use masking tape to tape the back fabric to the floor so it doesn't move, live and learn...
Here's what the back looks like.