A Very Rosy First Patchwork Quilt!

I finished my very first, real, patchwork quilt! If you’ve ever heard me blab on and on about how “I can’t sew” then you know what a big deal this is. I won’t bore you with the self-depecration that I unfortunately don’t spare my husband and daughter, about all the things wrong with it, just let the cute puppy (who has already claimed it as her own) distract you from any obvious glaring errors. In case you’re interested, I followed this tutorial, which was wonderful, and purchased the majority of my fabrics here. Now that I have a little more confidence, I may finally make one of these, and if I lived anywhere near Devon, England (and not thousands of miles away) I would love to go to this workshop. What about you, do you sew?

18 thoughts on “A Very Rosy First Patchwork Quilt!

  1. This is gorgeous! Bookmarking that tutorial for sure. I’ve always wanted to take a quilting class. Maybe it will be next years “learn something”.

  2. A truly beautiful quilt! You amaze me with your creative energy. (And Puppy looks very pleased to have a new cozy blanket)

  3. So proud of you! I know how hard it is to get past that first quilting project but you did it with style! You didnt even do an “easy” project first… you went right for a real quilt. You rock!

  4. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind comments. They brought a big, silly smile to my face and certainly boosted my confidence! Jo, you should definitely try one. If I can do it, anyone can!

  5. It’s an amazing quilt! Congrats on your first one! How fun! The fabrics are fabulous {I admit, I’m drooling}! I love sewing and quilting! My “I want to make that!” list is getting longer by the day! Lara, if you ever think of hand sewing hexagons…you are going to get hooked! So fun!

  6. Thank you Ladies! Jo, I think my husband can totally relate! Hahaha…

    Eileen, I have been wanting to try my hand at hexagons but they look kind of complicated.?? Maybe I just need to “get over it” and try it because they are soo cute! Thank you for visiting!

  7. Oh, What a gorgeous quilt! You can be proud, and you are sure this is your first? Well, let it not be the last! 🙂 I have been dying to write you for weeks now, to say thank you ( but have not come up for air as I am always finding something new in your blog!) I am an absolute novice when it comes to roses, and have been learning so much from you… I cannot begin to tell you, how happy I am I can finally give you something in return! Are you serious about hexies? ( hexagons in English Paper Piecing) I can teach you! So easy, and with a few tips you’ll be an hexi-addict like so many of us! 🙂 we refer to our hexies as flowers in a garden… you should not be surprised by that! and they never fade! 🙂
    Greetings from Valentina in faraway Cyprus

    1. Hi Valentina! You are so sweet to take the time to write me! I just loved reading your comment and I’m so truly honored and grateful that you are enjoying this little blog. 🙂 When I am ready to tackle a hexie project I am coming to you. 🙂 Thank you!!

  8. Hi there. I know this is an old post but I just came across it. I absolutely love your quilt! I particularly love the fabric you used on the back, the light blue floral. Do you remember where you got it or what it was called? I don’t see it in the etsy store linked. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!!!

    1. Hi Emily! Gosh thank you for your kind comment! 🙂
      I can’t remember the particular fabric names but I can tell you that the pink floral back was an old bedsheet. It might have been from the Shabby Chic collection. The other fabrics I purchased from Sew Deerly Loved on Etsy. They were primarily Japanese prints and I think some Annie’s Farm Stand Lakehouse prints. Hope this helps!

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