Saturday, August 22, 2009

My First Quilt

So, I completely finished my first quilt this week - quilted it in Iowa and then finished the binding on the car ride home. Then I washed it and sewed on my name label. I love the way it turned out! It's so cheerful and bright. I couldn't decide between the name "cherry pop" or "cherry fizz," because I love the cherry fabric and the circle patterns that look like bubbles. I finally settled on "cherry pop," just because it sounds so fun! 
The front:

I wanted the back to contrast with the front, since there is so much green in the front. I really wanted to bring out the reds in the fabrics. I sketched up this coin quilt variation and tried to make it somewhat reversible...


I quilted it with a simple meandering pattern with loops. Here is some of the detail:

And just for fun I hid my name (and Derek's and Annabel's and Bailey's!) in the stiching...


I just think its a really fun, whimsical quilt. Just like me! :) I'll post pictures soon of my second one, as soon as I finish it!

6 comments:

Rock 'n Roll Momma© said...

every time i see the cute stuff you've made, i feel so boringly uncrafty! i wish i could make cute stuff like this...but my only attempt at a quilt so far didn't turn out so hot (in my opinion). i'm such a harsh critic of my own handiwork.

Tera said...

Lynsey- you should be so proud of yourself! It's amazing!!! Love the colors too. I can see your name in the stitching! What a cute idea!!

Melissa Wisley said...

HEY, nice work! We should hang out tomorrow! I would come to you, but our van has a little problem that hasn't been fixed yet and I don't want to break down. Call me if you want to come over!

Grandma Jean said...

I agree - you are cute, whimsical and fun! Your quilt is beautiful. I couldn't make out the names, so be sure to show me when I come up next. What a clever idea. I love the cherrys.

Courtney said...

teach me how to do that, please! i love your quilt...very cute.

Ariel said...

ACK!!!! Where have I been?? I missed the unveiling of your quilt! It's SOOOO beautiful! I propose a mini quilt swap between you and me (when you have time ;)

You're so creative and you have always had GREAT taste ;) Love ya.