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Mary S.’ First Quilts

The best thing about writing a book comes long after the book is finished, when you hear from readers who liked your book and learned something from reading it. I was thrilled to hear from Mary S. recently. Mary just made her very first quilts using the instructions and quilt patterns in my book, Quilts for Beginners. Good going, Mary!

The quilt above is a baby quilt she made using the simple piecing instructions from the book. The quilt below is a Halloween version of the Quilt-as-you-Go table runner, which is the first of three quick quilt patterns in the book.

I promised that quilt-as-you-go would be easy, and Mary agrees that it was! (Notice how she thoughtfully put a copy of my book under the finished quilt? Thanks for that, Mary!)

halloween table runner first quilt project 05 2014

If you got the book and haven’t quite gotten around to making your first quilt, or even if you are thinking about quilting and didn’t get the book, I want you to know that you can make that first quilt! (And have fun doing it.) Mary S. is excited about making more quilts now that she has finished these two.

I would love to hear from you, if you have made your first quilt recently. Send photos! If you’re still hesitating, send me your questions and concerns, or leave a comment on this post.




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  • sue peterson August 2, 2014, 1:19 pm

    I would like to see more patterns that use fat squares. They are a very easy way to get your interest in quilting and encourage you to move on to projets that are harder.

    • Felicity Walker August 3, 2014, 11:33 am

      Good suggestion, Sue. I went through a phase of buying lots of fat quarters but never really figured out what to do with them, so now I’m cutting them up into smaller strips to use for string quilts. I’ll see if I can find a couple of good patterns for you to try.

  • sue peterson August 3, 2014, 5:50 pm

    Thank you for helping me with this. I am looking forward to any patterns that anyone would like to share. Also, does anyone know of a magazine that is for fat quarters?

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