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.
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?