The Second First Quilt

Wait a minute… there are TWO quilts in this shot!
Finished Quilts #1 & #2

I also (finally) finished the First Second Quilt! Did you guess? I’m sure you did. It made an appearance or three in Brianna’s Craft Camp post, after all.

While we were there, once Quilt #1 was finished, I (finally) pieced up the back for this one, and then took advantage of all available hands to (finally) get it basted. The quilting and binding I (finally) completed last weekend. There was happy-dancing then, oh yes there was! Then I just had to wait for the misty-meisty Melbourne weather to let up for a bit so I could get a halfway decent photograph or two. And so…. (please to be excusing our hideously-neglected-because-it’s-winter “garden” in the background):

The front:
Ro's Quilt - Front

The back:
Ro's Quilt - Back

And the binding:
Ro's Quilt - Binding

The design is the Mod Sampler Quilt by Elizabeth at Oh, Fransson. I found Elizabeth’s instructions provided a really clear walk-through for this very newbie quilter (though at the end, I decided against free-motion quilting, and just went for a simple diagonal grid instead).

I can say, now that it’s completely finished, I do love it. It just took me a while to get to the love. I think this is a successful ‘man’-quilt, for my littlest man (who is refusing to have a decent photograph taken today):

Ro & His Quilt

Now let’s see just how long it takes me to fulfil the quilty-requests of the rest of the family!

5 Responses to The Second First Quilt

  1. Love the binding on this one, even if I didn’t get to help with it! Hmmmm, so when do we going shopping for the next one?

  2. going for the hat-trick tomorrow?
    did you make up all the blocks separately on this one? phew looks like a lot of work, fabulous result though!

  3. Both of your quilts are lovely, Mel! Congrats!!

  4. He looks so snuggly! That is, after all, the whole point of a quilt. It’s like a portable hug from Mom! :love:

  5. They both look amazing, well done Mel.

    Also your littlest man is growing up so fast!