August 25, 2009

I Made a Quilt!

I know that this is completely unrelated to books -- but I don't care, because I am still basking in my own stitching genius, and what better way to bask than to subject the rest of you to it? Exactly. This was made for my boyfriend's niece G, who is about a month and a half old now. She is very baby. I like her.

And now she has a quilt. Behold!

First, my fabric:

Midway through piecing the first side (by machine):

Completed first side:

The first side, quilting completed:

The second side, quilting also completed. I forgot to take any assembly pictures for this side, so here's the finished thing:

Close up of the quilting. The assembly was all done on the machine, and the appliqué used some stitch witchery, but all of the quilting was done by hand.

Waiting for binding:

Binding fabric, pre-cutting:

Assembled binding fabric + frazzled quilter:

Making the binding: I followed instructions from this site. The first half of the binding was done on the machine, and the second half (on the opposite side) was done by hand.

Bound quilt:



And ready to go!

And now that I've done a quilt, I've realised how fun and easy it is, and I'm kinda itching to do more. Anybody having a baby?


Court said...

Ooooh, that is so pretty!! :) Great job!
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kiirstin said...

Wow. I am in awe of your mad quilting skills. That's a beautiful quilt and one lucky baby!
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Lisa Sheppard said...

That is your first quilt? What a fun one and something she can always treasure!
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Mari Jorstad said...

Ohhh! So pretty. I'm very impressed. She's one lucky baby.

karen @ morsiereads said...

Awesome! I particularly like the back side... or maybe it's the front side... the black-with-flowers side :D
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Anna said...

That's absolutely gorgeous! I've always wanted to learn to quilt.
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trish said...

Oh, I'm dying to do a quilt! I just need to gather up all the materials...and not be so busy. :)
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Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf said...

I am SO impressed! I just love it--you really did a fabulous job. You make me want to make a quilt, too :-) If hubby and I ever have a baby, I'll be sure to come to you for a quilt! :-D
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Petunia said...

Great job! But why wait for a baby? Make a quilt for yourself.
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Christine said...

Thanks, everyone!

@Anna, quilting is time consuming but super easy. Basically, if you can iron and do a running stitch, you can quilt. I learned from this website:

@Karen, yeah.... I don't know which way is front either. I like the squares best, myself.

@Petunia, I am! Bought the fabric today.

glumpuddle said...

why does your blog think I'm new?

And nice job on the quilt. I don't long to make quilts, but other people have made them for me...

Quilt Board said...

That's awesome.