Monday, July 8, 2013

Starting Small!

An invitation to a baby shower for a friend's daughter-in-law prompted me to make this chevron baby quilt! Oh what fun this was to put it together and quilt!

The "first ever meant-to-be" quilt (as opposed to practice piece!) on Lolah had me running back to my books and videos to make sure I was doing things right. However, that was AFTER I had finished the quilting! WRONG time to be checking my notes! All was not lost though but I was less than satisfied with the results but it's still a nice little quilt that will make another baby sooo happy! I hope!

So I went back to my favorite shop (Quilt Emporium) and picked up some new fabrics and I had this done the next day.

 One tip my first attempt taught me was to not trim the points until after the quilting was done so I loaded it on Lolah and went straight to work.

Love that blue light! I haven't used it for quilting yet, only for photographing.

 SID, freehand and ruler work...

The backing is a thin-wale corduroy... very soft!


By evening, I had this little quilt bound and ready for gifting!

It measures 46"X 64".

The recipient was thrilled!




  1. Hey Lorette! What a grand job! I would say you are getting the hang of this longarming at a very fast clip! Your baby quilt if lovely. I just caught up on all you posts and absolutely love your quilting space. It looks so inviting and like a great spot to work! Keep having fun, cause that is what it is all about......

    1. Thank you Jennifer! I love my quilting space; it's where I spend my weekdays now that I'm retired and my favorite room in the house with its large windows and sloped cathedral ceilings. I am having great fun with Lolah and try to learn something new with each quilt loaded. Wish you were close by!! I could take some lessons from you!