So. I've been wanting to make a quilt for ages. It's intimidating though. Fabric is expensive. Machine quilting can be tricky (I'm told). I didn't want to spend tons of money on something and then ruin it. But lately I just can't shake the feeling, I'm itching to do it. I want to make the boys bedspreads. I want to make a big quilt for the family to use when we watch tv (it will go great with the afghan that I started almost two years ago and is currently about half way done). Ultimately I want to make a king-sized quilt for our bed. So I need practice.
I had several leftover squares from a charm pack I got for a custom order I did awhile back. The perfect opportunity to make a little baby quilt with very little investment for supplies. (Brown solid for sashing and back, coordinating print for binding and filling in the back a little, batting, spray adhesive, that's it.)
The most fun part was laying out the squares. The actual quilting was satisfying, though not without its problems. Hand-finishing the binding was the worst. Nonetheless, I'm hooked. I'm ready to do another.
As I was working on this little quilt, my kids kept asking what it was for. Ummm, really just because I want to make one. I only know one person who's expecting a baby, and it's months until she'll have a shower. It's not really good enough to sell; a couple of wonky corners, a few puckering spots in the quilting, the squares sure don't all line up just right. (practice, practice, practice)
So what does that leave me with? A giveaway. Hooray! The quilt is smallish--approximately 26x23 inches, a good size for laying a new baby down on the floor. Or just looking cute draped over the side of a crib. Or covering baby's legs in the stroller. Giveaway is open all week--just leave a comment--I'll choose a winner Friday night.
|Charm squares are from It's a Hoot by Moda.|
|Quilty, wrinkly goodness.|
|You love quilts. You know you do.|