Saturday, May 25, 2013

Texas Teardrops Quilt Along Finished Top!

I can’t believe I finally finished the top to my Texas Teardrops QAL I participated in!

This is my FIRST quilt, and my FIRST QAL, and I am so glad I did it!! To find out more about it, you can visit The Quilting Lodge QAL page, or the Flickr group! There are a bunch more quilts posted in the Flickr group. The talent is amazing in there.

Here is what the top looks like.



I love the fabric I picked out! I think it turned out great! I got it from Jody at FabricShoppe,Modern Fabrics on Etsy. She is awesome, and I have to support my home of Minnesota, which makes me love her even more! I can put a post together of the fabrics I used in case anyone is interested in knowing what they all are. Unfortunately she is almost out of a most of these fabrics (and why wouldn’t she be, they are amazing) but she got some new stuff in, and I am in love with all of it! Now to decide what to make next!

I know my quilt is not perfect, but I kind of like that, since it is my first one. I still have a lot to learn, and now I need to learn how to actually quilt it! Let me know if you have any good websites to visit on how to do this, or online classes to take to learn the actual quilting process, or any tips or tricks I should know!

Thank you so much for all the love I have got along the way! You crafters are the best online community, and thank you for letting me be part of it with you all!

Next on my list to is prepare my house for my very first visitors to Hawaii!!


Georgiana said...

Looks great. I like the gray trim with the bright green and blue.

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Beth said...

What a great "First Quilt"! I love the colors and the fabric choices. My first quilt still makes me happy, a decade later. Enjoy the process, enjoy the journey, and feel proud of the beautiful quilt you made.

Elita en Suisse said...

Cherie, that's a great job on your first quilt!! You asked about tutes & videos to learn about quilting. There are a number of online classes on to get you started. Some are free too. You can also look at Leah Day's stuff on She has awesome videos on free-motion quilting lots of different designs. Good luck!!

Nann said...
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Nann said...

Hi, Cherie -- I found your block from a FB post from Alex. I didn't realize you've taken up quilting. I like your teardrops quilt -- and I look forward to seeing more of your work!