"Carnegie Hall" #1 by Slicksister
This quilt is called Carnegie Hall. Why? How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.This is the very first quilt I ever made. I was asked by
my daughter to make a quilt for her new baby but I wasn't a quilter. Of
course she wanted a particular quilt that i had no idea how to make. With
some help form a couple of lovely ladies at an LQS who talked me through the
process I grabbed some fabric from my stash and made this quilt as a practice.
The inside chevron part is the pattern my daughter wanted. I added
the borders to make it big enough for me. I learned a lot working on this
quilt - 1/4 seam allowance, HST's, rotary cutting and how to use a quilting
guide. Forty years of actual sewing experience certainly helped.
I quilted the red zig zags with straight line quilting which was
fun and easy but after that I was stumped and frustrated so I tossed it under
my sewing table and it sat there for 8 months. I just
recently took the plunge and tried FMQ so I dug this out to practice on and it
didn't turn out half bad. Now I have it next to my armchair and use it
Checking my 1/4 inch seam skills