Sunday, August 24, 2008

Finished my quilt!

4 classes,4 weeks one hurricane later I have finished my quilt. For the first try at quilting or sewing for that matter I think it turned out fairly well. This evening during the closing ceremonies of the Olympics I was sewing up the last of the edge of the quilt. I was told by our instructor that this is typically done by hand even in quilts that were otherwise sewn on a machine. So my is done by hand. I think I got the hang of the blind stitch on the second side and I cut out the first side and re-did it toward the end. I was much happier with the result after that. Really there is only one mistake in the quilt and I'll leave you to find in the accompanying picture.
After learning how to quilt I have written a grant and I hope to be able to buy some quilting materials to use in my art class. I think the kids would enjoy the process, even if we only make little pot holder quilts.


Snippety Gibbet said...

It's really quite beautiful. I'm not patient enough to piece a quilt. Corners are not my friends. I do appreciate the quilts done by others, however. Who will you write the grant through?

Chan Bliss said...

I'm writing the grant through the Molly Brown Foundation. The foundation underwrites matching fund grants to local art teachers. I'm going to ask my schools PTA to help with the matching funds. I think that they will help if I also make a quilt for them to auction off.
I'll find out on Sept 12th if I will receive the grant.


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