PQ 14.1 The First One

First of all thank you Kim and Trish for another fun start to the New Year. It’s alway fun to make a quilt in a week and see how everyone interprets the challenge guidelines.

Here are the guidelines for the first Project Quilting Challenge.

PQ14.1 The First One

Let’s revel in the “firstness” of January 1 for this week’s challenge theme and look at the number one.

  • Number one could be the winner. The “first” to reach a summit or achieve a position.
  • But sometimes one is the loneliest number; a single with no one around.
  • And sometimes it’s just math. In any event, let’s carry the one this week!

Every year I try to decide on doing a few things that I’ve never done before.

This challenge was perfect to do my first project on an embroidery machine! I chose to make one motif and one single block! I also decided I would only use one colour (just different shades) and I would have to include a polka dot border because they always make me think of the one dot on a dice which is what I used to teach my children their first six numbers! I think I covered both the first and the number aspect in this project. 😉 I mostly sew by myself with DH watching tv so it could be considered solitary, but often get to sew at my Guild or with my partner in crime at the studio. As for math, I stand by my statement that quilt math is often hard. 😉

So without any further babbling I will show my first project for Project Quilting of 2023:

Purple was chosen for the design because it’s my favourite colour. I had my new mug rug finished but then decided to add some white stitching on the purple border. (2 rows because one is a lonely number 😉) and for the reason that trying to improve my straight line quilting without marking things is another of my goals this year.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my post. 😉 Carol

Linking with Project Quilting.


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

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