This is the BEST beginner quilt ever! So, so easy! I took 5 charm packs (American Primer) sewed them into 4 patches then put them together!! The only cutting that was involved was with the borders!! So this top (5 charm packs + borders) total cost was under $50.00 Who can do that!?!?!?
And that my friends, is why I love charm packs!!! 🙂
I am a beginner. As in-I have NEVER quilted a thing in my life! For real! Mom taught all of us girls to sew growing up, and I hated it. Could care less about it and literally hoped and prayed I wouldn’t EVER have to do it again!!! Somehow, I got roped in to opening a quilt shop with Mom, (still confused a little on how it happened) 🙂 and have fallen in love with this world. You know, the quilting world. And believe me when I say it is a WORLD all it’s own! I have met the nicest people while hanging out and I am happy to admit I have been bitten by the bug……(yes, it’s a bug. OBVIOUSLY very contagious. really) I sewed my very first quilt top. Just imagine me, a little embarrassed and a LOT excited!
I had heard about the disappearing nine patch on a ton of blogs…. Natalie did a baby quilt and showed me the basics. Instantly I knew this was the quilt for me. It looks like a TON of work, but it is actually very basic and easy. So, I bought 3 charm packs and started to sew.
Charm packs make it easy because there is minimal cutting and instant results. And I am all about instant results! 🙂 If you haven’t tried the disappearing nine patch DO IT! It is so fun and amazing. Really, I felt like I could really sew! I am still not convinced I am a quilter…….but I am getting more used to the idea. 🙂 (I mean, I have always admired quilters and girls with sewing skills…I just never thought I would be among them!) But, I had a blast and I can’t wait to finish it! I am actually thinking about more ideas….different quilts I want to do and try….
And in case you are interested, in the forums they are talking about doing a virtual sewing bee…..*squeal* this is it, Girls! This is our year!! All you ‘non-sewers let us unite. We can be quilters too!! 🙂 Go pick out a favorite charm pack and lets do this together! :)Here is a picture of my finished top. I used Sweet, by Urban Chik’s. (obsessed much? Ok, so I like Urban Chik’s…. A Lot.) Is it healthy? Doubtful. But I do love them. I think I might get 3 more charm packs and double the size…..hmmm I will let you know. 🙂