For the past few weeks I have been reading everything I can online and taking some Crafty classes. One great free class I took, was the Craftsy Block of the Month 2012. The teacher is Amy Gibson. She is a great teacher. The good thing about this free Craftsy class is the you can learn and then do your own thing. So, I did. I found that I loved the Wonky Log Cabin block and I began to make them. The picture below shows the first few blocks I made…
During this process, I bought a new sewing machine. I spent a good bit of time checking them out and finally bought a Bernina 750 QE. It is a wonderful machine and does all the things I had on my list…cuts the thread, threads the needle, lots of space for quilting. I’m slowly learning how to use it. Right now it’s just straight stitching.
Here is a picture of the quilt top before I sewed it together. I spent a lot of time deciding on what block went where. I took this picture on my phone so I could refer to it as I sewed the blocks together.
Each row has four 9.5 inch blocks and there are five rows. The finished top is 37″ by 46″. I decided not to put sashing between the blocks because I wanted an overall wonky look. So, this is the first baby quilt top. I am now working on the back. I’ll show you how it looks on the next post!