What made you choose the pattern?
This pattern looked like a simple yet fun pattern and wasn't too complicated for me. It was the right choice. I made the quilt for my 2 year old nephew Dylan.
Did you finish the quilt? If not, why?
Yes I finished the quilt and gave it to him last weekend...he said it was "pretty"! I also had a deadline to finish as I had a trip planned to Nebraska to deliver it to him.
What do you love (or hate) about the quilt?
I machine sewed the binding on and don't like the how much the stitching showed on top of quilt. Otherwise, I really liked the quilt.
What would you do differently next time?
I would probably hand sew the binding on. I also put a flannel backing on which made sewing the binding on more difficult but the kids really love having the flannel side of the quilt.
I also have learned to always buy more fabric than what is called for. I wanted to make the binding out of the John Deere fabric but when I went back to the store they were sold out...ended up going with a plain blue which looked ok but would have preferred the tractor print.
What was the most difficult aspect of the project?
Putting the sandwich together, and I was very nervous to start quilting. I didn't have a walking foot for this quilt but now have one and I am anxious to see how helpful this foot will be.
The batting and backing had to be pieced together which was also a challenge for me.
Tips and Tricks
- Hey, I can do this! I have always wanted to make quilts, tried once before and gave up when cutting it out. Also, taking my time and not feeling bad about having to redo something. I have not done any sewing in years so I also had to learn how to run the machine and to sew a straight line again.
- I didn't do a bad job and when finished I then made a baby quilt for Dylan's little sister.
- Also learned that quilts do not have to be perfect, they are a gift from the heart, which makes them perfectly fine.